Royals Win Third Straight Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational In Thrilling Fashion
MOOSIC, Pa. -- The University of Scranton men’s golf team needed two playoff holes, but it completed its comeback from an nine-shot deficit to capture its third straight Glenmaura National Collegiate Invitational title in a playoff on Monday afternoon at Glenmaura National Golf Club.
The Royals, who trailed McDaniel College by nine shots after Sunday’s opening round, won on the second playoff hole over the Green Terror with a four-player total of 1-over 17 on the par-4 18th hole to win by three shots. The teams tied with 1-under-par totals of 15 on the 18th hole during the first playoff. Both teams finished with two-round totals of 622.
The Royals also won each of the past two seasons, including 2011 when they needed one playoff hole to defeat McDaniel.
Scranton rallied with a four-score total of 302 (18-over) on Monday after shooting 320 (36-over) in Sunday’s opening round. Senior Jamie Bresnahan (Exeter, Pa./Wyoming Area) fired a 2-over-par 73 to lead the Royals on Monday. His two-day total of 154 was good for a tie for sixth individually.
Junior Charles Hudacek (Moosic, Pa./Scranton Preparatory) finished with a two-day total of 155, tying for ninth, after shooting 78 on Monday. Sophomore Erik Meyer (Clarks Summit, Pa./Abington Heights) shot a 3-over 74 on Monday to finish with a total of 160, matching teammates Grant Gulick (Binghamton, N.Y./Johnson City) and Justin Riley (Haymarket, Va./Battlefield), who shot 77 and 81, respectively, on Monday. Riley played despite battling flu-like symptoms all day.
Elizabethtown sophomore Ryan Laudeman (Orwisburg, Pa./Blue Mountain) shot 74-72 – 146 to finish three-over par and take home the individual title.
Junior Eric Stauffer (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) of York College (Pa.) had a hole-in-one on the 193-yard, par-3 seventh hole using a 5-iron. His playing partners were sophomore Ryan Bruvik (Skillman, N.J./The Hun School) of Susquehanna University and junior Price Ferchill (Austin, Texas/McCallum) of Swarthmore College.
Scranton is back in action on Wednesday, April 17, when it hosts Wilkes and FDU-Florham at 1 p.m. at Glenmaura National.