Broncs finish tied for 4th at MAAC Championships

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
Release: April 23, 2017
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Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)
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.  

“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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