Presidents Place Third In NCAA Tournament Tune-up
PITTSBURGH, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College men’s golf team placed third of five teams Thursday at the Carnegie Mellon University Spring Invitational at Longue Vue Country Club. The Presidents shot a four-man score of 317 on the Par 70 course (6,683 yards).
Earlier this week, Head Coach Sean Dove’s Presidents were declared the winner of the weather-shortened Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship to earn the school’s fifth trip to the NCAA Division III Championship. The NCAA Tournament will be held May 15-18 at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
Division II California (Pa.) won the team title this afternoon with 294 strokes. CMU was second with 309 followed by W&J, Saint Vincent (324) and Grove City (332). The Tartans’ Ian Bangor earned medalist honors in the 32-golfer field with a one-over par round of 71.
W&J was led by sophomore Colin Izzo (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow), who tied for fifth place with 75 strokes (37-38). Senior Pete Petrides (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville) and freshman Matt Stearns (Saegertown, Pa./Saegertown) tied for 11th place with 80 shots. Each player shot 40 on both the front and back nine.
Junior Sean Tunno (Burgettstown, Pa./Burgettstown) and freshman Matthew Long (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Notre Dame) both shot 82 to tie for 17th place. Long tied for the tournament lead with three birdies.