Franklin & Marshall in Second Place on First Day of Rochester District II Men's Golf Invitational

HERSHEY, PA - Franklin & Marshall College shot 313 to place second of 15 teams through the first day of the Rochester NCAA District II Mid-Atlantic Invitational hosted at Hershey Country Club.

Leading the way for F&M is Kevin Philipow (Jr., Sudbury, Ontario/Region 18) and Carson Crooms (Fr., St. Petersburg, FL/Canterbury) as the pair both shot 77 to tie for fifth place with Rochester's Rob Sherman and another golfer. Dan Eggertsson (Jr., Royal Palm Beach, FL/Suncoast) carded a 79, Ben Madonia (So., Clinton, NY/Clinton) shot 80 and Matt Dietz (Fr., Simsbury, CT/Simsbury) finished with a round of 85 as the Diplomats are two strokes ahead of Gettysburg College.

Overall, Allegheny leads the tournament with a one-day total of 308, as Beth Rathron is the day one leader with a 73

Franklin & Marshall will continue the tournament at 9:00 a.m. on April 12.

Team scoring: Allegheny 308, Franklin & Marshall 313, Gettysburg 315, Susquehanna 316, Rochester 317, Wesley 321, Westminster 329, St. John Fisher 332, Nazareth 332, The College of New Jersey 333, Carnegie Mellon 333, Oswego 340, York (PA) 340, Pitt-Greensburg 342.