Men’s golf takes fifth of 14 at Colgate Invitational

Jen Lee

Contributing Writer

The men’s golf team took fifth place out of a 14-team field at the season-opening Colgate Invitational at Seven Oaks Golf Club in Hamilton, N.Y. on Sept. 7-8. Schuyler Stitzer ’14 and Zach Pogust ’15 both went low for the Bison, leading the team to a strong finish.

The Orange and Blue started off their season with a bang, posting a 906 total for the 54-hole tournament. After a slow start in the first round, the Bison rallied in the afternoon to post an impressive 294, led by Pogust’s one-under 71.

“After struggling a little bit in the first round, I think the team did a nice job of bouncing back with a solid second round on Saturday and posting one of the lowest team scores on Sunday as well,” Pogust said.

All five players improved on their score from the morning round, and Pogust’s 71 was his first career sub-par round.

Led by Stitzer’s 1-over 73 in the final round, the Bison totaled 303, one of the lowest team scores posted that day. This strong finish allowed the Bison to hold onto their fifth place position, beating more than half of the field.

The men look to follow this impressive tournament with a victory at home this weekend at the Bucknell Invitational.

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