Diplomats Place Fourth at First Spring Tourney
ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall's men's golf team placed fourth amongst the 12 teams competing at the McDaniel College Spring Invitational. The two-round tournament was played at The Bridges Golf Club, site of the 2008 Centennial Conference Golf Championships, and featured six conference teams. The Diplomats finished in front of all of them.
F&M shot a 321 on Sunday, adding one stroke to the Saturday round for a combined 641. The Diplomats outpaced the fifth place team and closest Centennial competitor, McDaniel, by 13 shots.
Randy Boll and Chuck Anttonen each carded the lowest round for F&M on Sunday. The pair each used 79 strokes to complete the par 72, 6,713-yard circuit. Boll finished the tournament in a four-way tie for fourth place in the 60-golfer field with a two round total of 156 (+12). He was the top finisher amongst the Centennial golfers in the invitational. Anttonen finished in a six-way tie for 11th place, with a two-round total of 160 (+16).
Steve Colalillo and Andrew Woods each finished in the top 25. Colalillo tied for 18th place 18 shots over par, while Woods sat alone in 25th (+20). Bryan Hartog rounded out the F&M contingent tied for 35th place (+25).
Saturday's team leader, St. John Fisher, picked up the team title having shot a 305 on Sunday for a tournament total of 620. That gave SJF 15 strokes on the two teams tied for second place, Susquehanna and Wesley.
Susquehanna produced the tournament medalist in Pat Serfass. He shot even par on Sunday to finish the tournament five over, three strokes in front of SJF's Thomas Muto.
The Diplomats return to action next weekend at the Rochester Invitational.