Rider at Mount St. Mary's Invitational
Broncs Finish 8th of 9
LITTLESTOWN, Pa.--The Rider University golf team competed April 18-19 at the Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational, hosted by the 7,027 yard, par 72 Quail Valley Golf Course.
The Broncs battled heavy rain on Tuesday and finished in eighth place out of nine teams at the 54 hole tournament.
"Today's score reflects the conditions we had to play in," said head coach Bob Whartenby. "It was brutal out there! We played two holes in normal conditions and then the remaining 16 in the pouring rain. It's tough to grind it out in this type of weather."
Freshman James Buttermark (Staten Island, N.Y./Monsignor Farrell) tied for 26th out of 56 golfers after a final round of 78 on Tuesday. Buttermark finished with a total of 238 after shooting 77 and 83 on Monday.
Senior Jordan Wycoff (Fort Washington, Pa./Saint Stephen's Episcopal) had a final round of 81 and finished tied for 28th. Wycoff shot 83 and 75 in the first two rounds for a combined score of 239.
Senior Brian Accorsini (Hopkinton, Mass./Hopkinton) finished 32nd after a three-round score of 241. Accorsini shot 80/79/82.
As a team, Rider shot 960 (317/317/326).
Monmouth won the tournament with an 896, followed by Fordham (898). Robert Morris was third (908) with host Mount St. Mary's (913) placing fourth.
Fairfield (619) finished fifth, Saint Peter's was sixth (930) and Wagner was seventh (953). Maryland Eastern Shore rounded out the nine team field after scoring 1011.
Last season, Rider was fifth out of eight teams with then senior Eric LeFante placing runner-up and Accorsini finishing tied for third.
Rider completes at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships in Celebration, Florida, April 29-May 1.
"We won't have to worry about the weather in two weeks in Florida for the MAACs," Whartenby added. "We are going to work hard every day in practice to prepare for the championships."