Rider 3rd of 7 at the Metro Honda Peacock Invitational
NESHANIC STATION—In the final tune up before the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championships, the Rider University golf team finished third of seven teams at the Metro Honda Peacock Invitational, hosted by Saint Peter’s University at the par 72, 7,069 yard Neshanic Valley Golf Club.
“We played solid as a team today,” said head coach Jason Barry. “We still felt like we left some strokes out there today.”
Rider finished with a team score of 297. Central Connecticut State won the event with a 293, followed Fairleigh Dickinson with a 294.
Playing as an individual, sophomore Joe Hughes (Tabernacle/Seneca) tied for third out of 24 golfers with an even par 72, scoring a 34 on the back nine.
“Joe played a great round to shoot even,” Barry said. “He shot two under on the back nine.”
Junior Luke Liddell (Philadelphia, Pa./Father Judge) scored a 73 to finish tied for fifth.
Also for the Broncs, sophomore Tom Yarson (Montgomery) scored a 74 and tied for seventh, senior James Buttermark (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell) tied for 12th with a score of 75, freshman Aaron Simone (Niskayuna, N.Y. (Niskayuna) scored a 75 and tied for 12th and sophomore Cole Clark (Califon/Voorhees) tied for 19th with a 76.
“Our putting was much better than last week at Princeton,” Barry added.
Matt Hills (Central Connecticut State) was the medalist with a two under par 70-, followed by Nick DiReda (Central Connecticut State) with a 71.
The MAAC championships take place April 25-27 at Disney’s Palm Golf Course in Lake Buena Vista, Florida.
“We are feeling confident heading down to Florida for MAACs,” Barry said.