Rider University at Binghamton Fall Invitational
Broncs Fifth of 13 Teams
APALACHIN, N.Y. – The Rider University men’s golf team competed at the Binghamton Fall Invitational on Sunday and Rider finished in fifth place out of 13 teams with a team score of 297 after the opening 18 holes at the par 72, Links At Hiawatha Landing course.
The final 18 holes were cancelled due to rain on Monday.
Laval University won the team title with a score of 276.
“We played solid as a team,” head coach Jason Barry said at the end of day one. “Our guys like the layout and we’re feeling good about our game. A few of us left strokes out there, but we played well. We need to take advantage of the par fives. They are very reachable out here.”
Junior Cole Clark (Califon/Voorhees) led the Broncs on the links with an even par round of 72. Clark finished tied for 14th out of 71 golfers.
“Cole stayed very level on the golf course Sunday,” Barry said about the junior. “You couldn’t tell how he was playing by looking at his face. He played very consistent all day. Cole is one of the best chippers I’ve ever seen. When he misses a green, he’s shocked if he doesn’t get up and down. He has an excellent understanding for the importance of being able to play a shot that will get you around the golf course.”
Sophomore Tom Yarson (Montgomery) finished the day with a round of 74, good for a 20th place tie.
Senior James Buttermark (Staten Island, N.Y/Monsignor Farrell) shot a 75 on the first day, finishing in a tie for 28th.