April 23, 2006

Gunderson Shoots Par to Lead Diplomats to Third Place on Day One of Glenmaura Invitational

MOOSIC, PA - Dennis Gunderson (Fr., Duxbury, MA /Duxbury) and Bryan Hartog (Fr., Richmond Hill, Ontario/Langstaff) shot 72 and 73, respectively, to stand second and third through day one as the Franklin & Marshall College men's golf team is tied for third place through the opening round of competition in the Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational at the par 72 Glenmaura National Golf Club.

F&M, which is tied for third with York College of Pennsylvania as both institutions shot 311 through the opening round of play, is one stroke back of co-leaders Susquehanna University and The College of New Jersey who shot 310.

Susquehanna's Scott Cruff is the individual leader as he fired a two under par 70 to take a two-stroke lead over Gunderson. Hartog, Jon Galinski of The College of New Jersey and York College's Sean Leitzell are tied for third place with 73s, followed by Susquehanna's Mike Schwenk in sixth with a 75.

Kevin Penhallegon (So., Glen Arm, MD/Loch Raven) is tied for 22nd with an 81, while Mark Quick (Sr., Forest Hill, MD/St. Paul's) is tied for 36th with an 85 and Ben Madonia (Sr., Clinton, NY/Clinton) is tied for 41st with an 86 to round out the Diplomats competitors.

The invitational will conclude on April 24 with the second and final round of competition.

Team Standings
1. Susquehanna 310
1. The College of New Jersey 310
3. Franklin & Marshall 311
3. York College (Pa.) 311
5. McDaniel 315
6. Moravian 318
7. Scranton 332
8. Delaware Valley 334
9. Gettysburg 338
10. King's 343
11. Lebanon Valley 348

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