Men’s golf finishes fifth in programs first appearance at NEAC Championship

Men’s golf finishes fifth in programs first appearance at NEAC Championship

PENN YAN, N.Y. – The Morrisville State College men's golf team competed in its first ever conference championship tournament on Friday and Saturday, and after two rounds of competition, finished fifth overall in team standings.

Defending champion Rutgers University-Camden claimed its second straight title, finishing with a compiled team score of 626, edging SUNY Cobleskill by two strokes. Penn St. Berks finished in third with a score of 653, while Penn St. Abington posted a team total 656.

Morrisville State registered 705 across two days of action, topping Keuka who finished in 6th overall with 740 strokes. Cazenovia claimed the final team standing spot, and was disqualified.

Darren Young (Woodstock, Ontario) and Alex Petroff (Cazenovia, N.Y.) put together top 20 finishes across the tournament, as Young finished 15th overall in individual placings with +20 (164 strokes) on the 72-par course at Lakeside Country Club in Penn Yan. Petroff claimed the 19th position, scoring +31 (175).

Zac McMichael (Bancroft, Ontario) tied for 21st position, with a combined score of 179, while teammate Brandon Davis (Fayetteville, N.Y.) hit 190 for 26th overall.

Marc-Antoine Chaput (Mascouche, Quebec) rounded out team scoring with a two-day total of 196 strokes, claiming the 28th overall individual finish.

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