W&J Golf Teams Open Spring Season At McDaniel Invitational
ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. -- The Washington & Jefferson College golf teams opened their 2012 spring seasons this weekend at the McDaniel Invitational hosted at The Bridges Golf Club.
The W&J men placed eighth in the 18-team field with a two-day total of 638 strokes (325-313). W&J's 313 team score on Sunday tied for the fifth-lowest team round of the day.
The Presidents were led by sophomore Colin Izzo (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) who tied for seventh place among the 91 golfers with 152 strokes (76-76). Izoo was four shots back of tournament medalist, John McCarthy of Skidmore (148--76-72).
The women's squad was seventh of 11 teams following a two-day score of 783 (395-388). Sophomore Catherine Robinson (Troy, Ill./Triad) placed 32nd to lead the squad after collecting 193 strokes (103-90) in the 58-golfer field. Senior Tara Fatula (DuBois, Pa./DuBois) was 36th with 196 strokes (93-103).
Allegheny's Liz Bleth won the women's individual championship with 156 strokes (79-77).
Skidmore (N.Y.) won the men's team title with 609 strokes (305-304), edging St. John Fisher (307-303) by one shot and Swarthmore (315-301) by seven.
The women's team championship went to Allegheny as the Gators amassed 676 strokes (337-339). New York University was second with 679 shots (340-339) and Cortland State took third with 680 (341-339).
Freshman Matthew Stearns (Saegertown, Pa./Saegertown) produced W&J's second-best men's finish after tying for 28th place (159--83-76), while classmate Ryan Mazza (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) was 42nd with 163 shots (82-81).
Freshman Matthew Long (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Notre Dame) turned in a two-day score of 164 (84-80) and tied for 44th, while senior Pete Petrides (Steubenville, Ohio/Steubenville) tied for 74th place with 171 strokes (86-85).
Sophomore Katelynn Vannoy (Beaver Falls, Pa./Blackhawk) and freshman Jennifer Suder (Cranberry Township, Pa./Seneca Valley) both tied for 37th place in the women's standings with 197 strokes, while junior Ellen Schmitt (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) was 52nd with 223 strokes.