HERSHEY, Pa. - Playing their third round in five days at the Hershey Country Club, Franklin & Marshall's men's golf team took second place at the Blue Jay Classic, hosted by Elizabethtown on Thursday. The Diplomats had three golfers finish in the top ten. The field consisted of 15 teams totaling 79 golfers.
Joseph Fucigna, Randy Boll, and Steve Colalillo each finished in the top ten, with Fucigna once again posting the lowest F&M score on the par 71, 6,263-yard course. Fucigna shot a 72 (+1) to finish in fourth place. Susquehanna, which won the tournament, produced the medalist in Pat Serfass, who wrapped up his 18-hole circuit one-under. He was followed on the leaderboard by teammate Scott Cruff and Ursinus's Bo Maguire, who shot even par.
Boll tied with Susquehanna's Nick Paone for seventh place with a 75 (+4). Colalillo finished in a three-way tie for ninth having carded a 76 (+5). Bryan Hartog and and Andrew Woods rounded out the F&M contingent. Hartog shot an 82 (+11) tying for 32nd, while Woods' 89 (+18) gave him sole possession of 63rd place.
The Diplomats combined for a 305, finishing 15 strokes behind Susquehanna's 290, and ten strokes ahead of the 315 turned in by both the hosts and Dickinson. Susquehanna had all four of its scoring golfers in the top seven, while their fifth golfer finished 15th.
The Diplomats are idle on the weekend, but return to action Monday afternoon when F&M hosts the Bent Creek Invitational.