at Princeton Invitational

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
Release: April 14, 2013
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Luke Liddell
Courtesy: Peter G. Borg (Rider University)

College Golf
Rider men at Princeton Invitational Day 2
Broncs finish 14th 

PRINCETON--The Rider University men’s golf team competed at the Princeton Invitational this weekend.

The 54-hole competition is was held Saturday and Sunday at the Springfield par 71, 6,390 yard golf course.

After a final round of 325, the Bronc men finished in 14th place (960) out of 14 teams in a competitive field. The Broncs shot a 310 and 325 in the first two rounds which were played Saturday.

For Rider, sophomore Luke Liddell (Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge) finished tied for 62nd place after a final round of 81. Liddell shot a 74 and 82 in the first two rounds for a three round total of 237.

“Luke was our team leader and played up and down today. He had a chance to post a better number but couldn't get any putts to drop,” said head coach Bob Whartenby.

Seniors Evan McGrain (West Windsor/WW-P South) and junior James Buttermark (Staten Island, N.Y/Monsignor Farrell) finished tied for 64th place with a final score of 238.  McGrain golfed rounds of 74-82-82 and Buttermark shot rounds of 81-81-76.

Also for the Broncs, sophomore Cole Clark (Califon/Voorhees) finished in 71st place (81-80-84) 245 and senior Beau Guarino (Burlington Township) finished tied for 73rd place (84-82-81) 247.

Next up for the Broncs is the Peacock Invitational on April 23 before the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.

“We had a good appearance at the Peacock invitational last year, and I hope to do the same this year,” Whartenby added.


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