Stitzer, Pogust lead Bison golf

Alexandra Rosen

Contributing Writer

The men’s golf team came out strong in the Donald Ross Intercollegiate in Morganton, N.C., but finished with a score of 295. The Bison placed 13th overall and were led by Schuyler Stitzer ’14 and Zach Pogust ’15.

Stitzer did not shoot anything lower than a bogey the first day, and on the second day he shot 74. Pogust finished day one with a 1-over 71 and tied his personal best this season. The second round left him with 74, which was enough to help the team score of 294 and 297 in the first two rounds.

While the Orange and the Blue tied their season low of 294, it was not enough to beat the other schools in the tournament.

“Despite our unsatisfactory finish, there were a lot of positives we took from the weekend,” Peter Scialabba ’15 said. “Our short games allowed us to shoot competitive scores although we weren’t hitting the ball as well as we’d like.”

There are many positives to take from the tournament, including the first-years stepping up to the tee.

“Our freshmen D.J. [Magee ’17] and Zach [Melnick ’17] are improving as they get used to playing college golf,” Scialabba said.

Magee birdied a hole at the beginning of the final round, shooting a 75. Melnick scored a spot on the travel roster and secured three birdies for the weekend, finishing behind Pogust and Stitzer.

The Bison compete next in the Lehigh Invitational at Saucon Valley CC on Oct. 27-28.

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