Men’s golf places fourth at Colgate Invitational

Bridget Shaffrey, Contributing Writer

The men’s golf team held its season debut at the Colgate Invitational on Sept. 6 and 7. The Bison were led by Peter Scialabba ’15, who posted rounds of 75-76-76. Scialabba nailed five birdies over the weekend, and tied for 18th individually.

The team started out with a 313 team score through 18 rainy holes, and after being in a three-way tie for sixth place, managed to make it into fourth place with a cumulative score of 305 in the second round.

On Sept. 6, the Bison got strong efforts from John Edler ’17 and Daniel Levin ’18, who both posted 75s in the second round.

The Bison finished with a 305 team score the next day, with Edler earning an even-par 72 on his final 18 holes. D.J. Magee ’17 finished with a 79 on the day.

“Individually, I certainly could have played a lot better and helped the team a bit more,” Magee said. “It would have been nice to have had a better showing in my first tournament, but I’ll have quite a few going forward to improve.”

Army closed with a 290 team score, giving the Black Knights a total of 873 and the victory while Colgate finished second at 885. The Bison, who tied Wagner College at 923, still finished ahead of Patriot League rivals Lehigh (T-sixth) and Lafayette (eighth).

“Nobody brought their A-game to Colgate this weekend, and to come out with a T-4 finish was really encouraging,” Magee said. “This weekend showed that we really have a lot of potential and that we can seriously compete going forward.”

The Orange and Blue will return home to compete in their second tournament of the season, the Bucknell Invitational, on Sept. 13 and 14.

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