Diplomats Remain Out in Front

April 28, 2007


PEACH BOTTOM, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall put two more strokes between itself and the remainder of the field during the second round of the Centennial Conference Men's Golf Championship. The Diplomats entered the day holding 11 strokes on McDaniel and Muhlenberg. After 36 holes, F&M holds 13 on McDaniel and 15 on Muhlenberg.

Three Franklin & Marshall golfers sit in the leaderboard's top five. Dennis Gunderson (Duxbury, MA / Duxbury) moved into first place in the 40-golfer field on the strength of a 76 today, leaving him with a two-round total of 150 (+6). Teammate, Joe Fucigna (Weston, CT / Weston) is tied for second place with Muhlenberg's Geofrey Kelleman and Swarthmore's Eric Zwick. That trio sits two shots off of Gunderson's pace.

Charles Anttonen (Rumson, NJ / Rumson-Fair Haven), the leader after the first round shot an 82 on Saturday to fall to fifth place. He shares the spot with a pair of McDaniel golfers, Gerry Butler and Zach Lavoie, all posting a two-round total of 153 (+9). McDaniel also has a third golfer in the top ten in Steve Meier. He posted 155 (+11) through two rounds.

The Diplomats will seek to seal the Conference Championship tomorrow in the third and final round at Pilgrim's Oak.