Rider at Princeton Invitational
PRINCETON--The Rider University golf team competed this past weekend at the 26th annual Princeton Invitational, hosted by the Springdale Golf Club.
Rider placed 14th of 14 teams at the par-71, 6,390 yard course after shooting 939 (315-314-310).
"Today was a little bit harder condition wise," said head coach Bob Whartenby. "The wind was up a little and the pin placements were much tougher. We played very consistent throughout the round firing a semester low 310. We were very close to breaking 300 and we are improving every round."
For the Broncs, freshman Cole Clark (Califon/Voorhees) finished tied for 42nd out of 73 golfers after rounds of 75-77-75 (227).
"Cole had a good tournament shooting another 75 today," Whartenby said. "His putter cooled down but his long game was much improved from yesterday."
Freshman Luke Liddell (Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge) was 65th with a total of 237 (85-77-75) and senior Chris Wolak (Issaquah, Wash./Hopkinton) and junior Chris Foster (Pittsgrove/Schalick) finished tied for 71st with a 243. Wolak shot rounds of 84-78-81 and Foster scored rounds of 82-82-79.
Yale (858) won by one shot over Georgetown (859). Columbia was third (860) followed by Princeton (867) and Harvard (870).
Rider finished with 29 birdies and 107 pars.
The Broncs placed 12th at the Princeton Invitational in 2011.
Rider competes at the Peacock Invitational April 23.
"Next Monday we have the Peacock Invitational," said Whartenby. "Hopefully we can keep improving and head to MAACs on an upward trend."
The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships will be April 27-29 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.