Men's Golf Strong at First Tourney
ASHLAND, Va. -- Dennis Gunderson and Bryan Hartog each shot a two-round total of 154 to finish in 16th place at the Ted Keller Invitational, hosted by Randolph-Macon College. They led Franklin & Marshall to a fifth place finish in the 12 team field at Hunting Hawk Golf Club’s par 72, 6,832-yard golf course.
Gunderson shot an opening round 75 on Saturday, and followed that with a 79 on Sunday. Hartog shot a 76 and a 78 on the weekend. That left them 10 strokes off of the event’s medalist, Brock Elder of Greensboro, who shot a 144 (E) for the tournament. Bridgewater produced golfers in second and third place to claim the team championship with a three-stroke edge on Greensboro.
F&M’s Steve Colalillo (81-74-155) also finished in the top 20, one stroke behind Gunderson and Hartog. He one of six golfers tied for 19th place amongst the 60 golfers. Andrew Woods (77-79-156) was one shot behind Colalillo to tie for 25th place. Brendan Mohler (79-88-167) rounded out the F&M contingent with a combined 167 for 49th place.
Playing in the first tournament of the year, the Diplomats edged out Centennial rival, McDaniel College, by six strokes for the fifth place finish. Gettysburg took 12th place. The Diplomats return to action next Monday at the Lebanon Invitational.