W&J Men’s Golf Ties For Fourth At CMU Edward Jones Shootout
APOLLO, Pa. – The Washington & Jefferson College men’s golf team tied for fourth place of seven teams following Sunday’s final round of the 36-hole Edward Jones Shootout at the Links of Spring Church hosted by Carnegie Mellon Invitational.
Allegheny won the team title with 604 strokes (303-301), while Penn State-Behrend (609—305-304) and Saint Vincent (610—313-297) took second and third, respectively.
W&J (622) shot 308 in the opening round Saturday and was in third place, but fell to a fourth-place tie with Carnegie Mellon after carding 314 strokes Sunday. CMU posted 321 shots yesterday and 301 Sunday. Westminster (624—317-307) was sixth, while Thiel (641—324-317) took seventh place.
Ian Bangor of Carnegie Mellon won a scorecard playoff to earn medalist honors after posting a two-day score of seven-over par score of 147 (75-72). Samuel Cline of Saint Vincent was awarded second place (74-73).
The Presidents were led by the duo of sophomore Colin Izzo (Longmeadow, Mass./Longmeadow) and freshman Matthew Long (East Stroudsburg, Pa./Notre Dame), who tied for 11th place among 45 golfers with 153 strokes. Izzo carded 74 strokes Saturday and 79 on Sunday, while Long reversed his scores with 79 Saturday and 74 Sunday.
Freshman Ryan Mazza (Pittsburgh, Pa./Chartiers Valley) tied for 19th place with 157 strokes (78-79), while classmate Matthew Stearns (Saegertown, Pa./Saegertown) tied for 27th place with 159 (77-82). Sophomore Brian Omslaer (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) finished 42nd with 171 shots (88-83).
W&J now has a week to prepare for the final 36 holes of the Presidents’ Athletic Conference Championship (Apr. 23-24) for which the winner earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Presidents own a five-stroke lead on Saint Vincent from the first 36 holes during the fall portion of the championship’s 72 holes.