W Golf 04.18.18

Men’s and Women’s Golf Wraps Up Regular Season

The women’s golf team completed their regular season play at the Navy Spring Invitational in Annapolis, MD last weekend. The tournament was played at the Naval Academy Golf Club and was played at 6,085 yards. The field featured 59 competitors from nine teams. The field included Navy, Bucknell, Central Connecticut State, Delaware State, Lehigh, Monmouth, Quinnipiac, Towson, Yale.

“Tough weekend for weather but we persevered and finished in the middle of the pack,” said Head Coach Susan DeKalb. Despite the harsh weather conditions, the Hawks finished in fifth place with a 36 hole total of 677.

Junior Haley Goodling led the Hawks for her sixth time this season. Goolding also carded her ninth round in the 70s this year. She took off eight strokes with her second round 79 to finish with 166, which landed her 11th place overall in the tournament.

“The first round definitely wasn’t what I had hoped to do but turning it around on the second day is going to help my momentum going into conferences,” said Goodling.

The Hawks score card: Haley Goodling 87-79; 166, Erin DiDonato 80-87; 167, Carla Puig Jou 83-85; 168, Faith Garcia 86-86; 172 Sarah Kokotajlo 86-86; 172 Nicole Totland 93-93; 186.

On April 9-10, the men’s golf team traveled to Malvern, PA to compete in the Villanova Wildcat Invite. The tournament was held at White Manor Country Club and was played at 6,705 yards, with a par of 71.

Villanova, Binghamton, Bucknell, Colgate, Drexel, Iona, Lafayette, La Salle, Lehigh, Le Monyne, Fordham, Monmouth, Rhode Island, Rider, Siena, Delaware, St. John’s, Saint Peter’s, and Wagner competed in the invitational.

M Golf 04.18.18The Hawks finished the event with a 36 hole total of 599. Junior Drake Ferriter, who was one of six players to sink an eagle over the tournament, scored par on 24 holes and finished in 4th place out of 104 players. Ferriter’s first round 72 matched his career best 18-hole score, while setting a new season low. Freshman Jimmy Criscione set a new career-best for a 36 hole tournament with his two day total of 163.

Head Coach Dennis Shea said, “We had a little adversity not playing with five guys on Monday, but we battled back with a full card in the second round and played pretty well.  I think we are in a good spot as we get closer and closer to the [Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference] Championship.”

The men’s score card: Glen-Michael Mihavetz 74-72; 146, Ron Robinson 74-73; 147, Drake Ferriter 72-76; 148, Jimmy Criscione 82-81; 163, Chase Makowski 0-76.

Next, both the men’s and women’s golf teams will travel south to play in the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship at Walt Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course in Orlando, FL.

PHOTOS COURTESY of Monmouth Athletics