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.
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.