Rider 12th of 13th teams
at 15th Annual Cornell Invitational
ITHACA, N.Y.--The Rider University golf team finished in 12th place out of 13 teams at the 15th annual Cornell Invitational.
The tournament was held at the par-72, 6,890 yard Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Ithaca.
The tournament was originally scheduled to consist of 54-holes, but a rain delay Saturday shortened the tournament to 36-holes.
The Broncs had a final round of 330 and finished with a two round total of 649 (319-330).
"Today we just didn't have it," said head coach Bob Whartenby. "We got off to a bad start and just couldn't recover. We just have to put this one behind and learn from it. We have next weekend off before we finish up the fall season at Binghamton."
Binghamton University won the tournament with a 36-hole total of 593 (297-296) with Fordham University finishing four shots behind in second with 597 (299-298).
For Rider after the final 18-holes, senior Beau Guarino (Burlington Township) finished tied for 40th place with a team best 79. Guarino shot a 79 on Saturday as well, finishing the tournament with a 158.
"Beau really grinded out another round today," Whartenby said. "He's been really consistent all fall thus far."
Also for the Broncs, senior Evan McGrain (West Windsor/W. Windsor-Plainsboro South) and junior James Buttermark (Staten Island, N.Y/Monsignor Farrell) both shot an 83 on the final 18-holes. Buttermark finished the tournament in 57th place with a total of 162 (79-83) and McGrain came in 58th (80-83-163).
Sophomore Luke Liddell (Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge) shot a final round of 85 for a two day total of 166 (81-85), finishing tied for 63rd. Sophomore Cole Clark (Califon, NJ/Vorhees) ended the tournament tied for 66th place with a total of 168 (81-87).
The host Big Red finished the tournament in third place with a team total of 604.
Bucknell University finished in fourth (605), five shots ahead of Lafayette College (610) which came in fifth. St. Bonaventure University wrapped up the tournament in sixth place (613), three shots behind the Leopards.
The University of Ottawa ended in seventh (615). Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rivals Canisius College (618) and Siena College (624) finished in eighth and ninth respectively, with only three shots separating them.
Colgate University finished 10th (625) followed by Brown University which came with a team total of 628 and the Cornell B squad finished in 13th (662).
The Broncs finished 14th out of 14 teams at last year's Cornell Invitational.