Golf takes fourth at Oswego Invitational

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Juniors Pat Davidow and Jeff Boeckl each shot a team-best 80 as the Oswego State men’s golf team finished fourth out of 11 teams at the Oswego State Invitational on Monday, Sept. 21.

In four rounds at the 6,410 yard, par-71 Oswego Country Club, the Lakers posted a team score of 327. Freshman Dana Tarantelli’s round of 82 and sophomore Joe Barron’s round of 83 helped Oswego State secure a fourth place finish.

Cortland took first place honors at the invitational thanks in large part to Benton Sullivan’s round of 73 and Shawn Thomas’ round of 75. The Red Dragons finished with a team score of 307, 17 shots clear of second place Clarkson and Elmira, who each posted team scores of 324. Sullivan received medalist honors for each round.

SUNYIT, with a posted team score of 328, and Hobart College, with a posted team score of 330, finished right behind Oswego State in fifth and sixth place, respectively. Rounding out the bottom five were Utica (342), SUNY ESF (352), SUNY Cobleskill (379), Cazenovia (385) and Keuka College (413).

The fourth-place finish was the strongest showing for the men’s golf team this season. Oswego State finished third out of four teams at the SUNY Potsdam Quad and seventh out of twelve teams at the Dr. Tim Brown Invitational earlier this season.

The Oswego State Invitational has been a successful tournament for the Lakers over the past few years. Last season, the Lakers enjoyed a second place finish out of nine teams, finishing behind Clarkson University. This year’s champion, Cortland, did not participate in last year’s invitational. During the 2006-2007 season, the Lakers split into two teams, with the gold squad finishing in sixth place and the green squad finishing in second place out of seven teams.

The men’s golf team will hit the links on Sunday, Sept. 27 and Monday, Sept. 28 when they tee it up in the Elmira College Invitational at Elmira Country Club.