Broncs finish tied for 4th at MAAC Championships
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL – Jake Sollon (Venetia, PA/Peters Township) shot the low round of the tournament (70) and Eder Moreno (Madrid, Spain/Lander/Saint Helena) finished tied for fifth with a three-round score of 225 as the Rider University men’s golf team finished tied for fourth at the 2017 MAAC Championships. The Broncs improved their score for the third-straight round, shooting 302, to finish with a three-round score of 920.
Sollon’s 70 gave him a 229 for the tournament, finishing tied for 11th. Only a four-stroke penalty in Friday’s opening round kept him out of the top five.
Saint Peter’s (910) won the tournament championship, erasing a seven-stroke deficit to open the day against Siena (913), which finished second. Manhattan finished third (918) ahead of the Broncs and Monmouth (920) in fourth.
QUOTES & NOTES
“We just didn’t have our best stuff. We knew we had to shoot somewhere around 290 to give ourselves a shot and just didn’t get it done. We came into the week really wanting to win, so we’re all very disappointed. Jake played a great round and if it weren’t for a four-shot penalty in the first round, would’ve finished in the Top 10. Eder played a very solid tournament for us, finishing inside the Top 10. He’s got great hands and tons of talent.” – Rider Head Coach Jason Barry
• Moreno shot a 75 on the day, carding three birdies, all on Par 4’s.
• Sollon’s two-under 70 featured four birdies. He made the most of his opportunities on the Par 5’s, carding a birdie on three of the four Par 5’s.
• Parker Mann (Blauvelt, NY/Tappan Zee [Seton Hall]), Aaron Simone (Niskayuna, NY/Niskayuna) and Sam DiGaetano (Titusville, NJ/Hopewell Valley Central) each had one birdie in Sunday’s final round.
• DiGaetano was named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.
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