Gunderson; Diplomats Win Bent Creek

Gunderson; Diplomats Win Bent Creek


LITITZ, Pa. – Dennis Gunderson shot a career-low round of 70 to take first place and lead Franklin & Marshall to the team title at the Bent Creek Invitational, hosted by F&M on Monday. Gunderson was one stroke under the par 71, followed by teammate, Andrew Woods, who shot even par for second place.

The victory was the third in as many tournaments for F&M, but marks the first in which the Diplomats produced the individual medalist this season. For Gunderson, the round marked his best collegiate effort, surpassing his 71 shot at last year’s Wesley Fall Invitational.

Gunderson and Woods paced F&M to a combined 297, giving the Diplomats a 19-stroke difference from the field. Wesley and Rutgers-Camden each shot 316, but Wesley finished in second place as a result of fifth-man, Kevin Reidenger’s, 84. Moravian’s Luke Smith and Stevenson’s Cliff Mangle each shot a 74 for third and fourth place. Smith was awarded third on the match of cards.
F&M had three golfers in the top ten. Freshman Danny Liebowitz, shot a 77 (+6) for 10th place. Bryan Hartog was two strokes behind with a 79 (t-17th/+8), followed by Steve Colalillo’s 87 (t-64th/+16).

F&M’s “Blue Team” saw first-year Brendan Mohler shoot a 78 to finish in the top 15. His seven-over round was good enough for a 12th place tie in the field of 92 golfers. Seth Andrie and Charles Kohn each shot an 83 to tie for 43rd place (+12).

The Diplomats are idle until the 19th of October when F&M closes out the fall season at the two-round, McDaniel Invitational.