Men's Golfers Finish Third at McDaniel Invite
HAMPSTEAD, Md. – Danny Liebowitz shot a two-round total 151 to tie for third place at the McDaniel College Fall Invitational. The 36-hole tournament played out over Sunday and Monday on the par 71, 6,870-yard course at Piney Branch. Liebowitz was one of two Diplomats to place in the top five, helping F&M to a third place finish in the ten team field.
Andrew Woods shaved three shots from his Sunday 78 to place fifth with a 153 (+11). Washington & Lee’s Robert Womble established the medalist pace by shooting even par in both rounds. Womble led W&L to the tourney title with a 615, four shots better than SUNY-Delhi. Delhi’s Derek Walbridge finished in second place, eight strokes behind Womble and a single stroke ahead of Liebowitz and George Washington’s Brandon Rukin.
George Washington finished a single stroke (625) behind F&M in the team standings.
All five of F&M’s contingent placed in the top 30. Dennis Gunderson and Brendan Mohler shared 22nd place with two other golfers, while Bryan Hartog took 26th place. Gunderson and Mohler each shot 161 (+19). Hartog shot a 162 (+20).
The third place finish halts F&M’s tournament winning streak at three in a row, and concludes the fall portion of the golf slate. The Diplomats finished n the top five in all six of the fall’s tournaments. The team shot two rounds under 300 and had five golfers average less than 80 shots per round. The Diplomats played the fall schedule without the benefit of two of their top golfers, Chuck Anttonen and Joe Fucigna. Both are studying abroad this semester.