BATH, Pa. – The University of Scranton men's golf team shot a 321 on Thursday at the Moravian Spring Invitational to place sixth among 12 teams competing in the tournament held at the Southmoore Golf Course. The Royals were also second among four Landmark Conference teams to play on the par 71, 6,193-yard course.
Sophomore Thomas McAuliffe (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) and senior Erik Ridley (Allentown, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) led Scranton on the day as both finished with eight-over rounds of 79. The duo tied for 20th in the 60-golfter tournament.
Senior Andrew Milisits (Northampton, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) was the third finisher for the Royals on the day, carding an 81 to tie for 27th place.
Fellow seniors Kyle Hayes (East Norwich, N.Y./Oyster Bay) and Brett Lubba (Pompton Plains, N.J./Pequannock Township) both completed the course in 82 strokes to finish in a tie for 30th place in the tournament.
Gettysburg won the tournament with a combined one-over round of 285, edging runner-up Lebanon Valley (286) by one stroke. Host Moravian finished third with a score of 310. The Greyhounds led the four Landmark Conference teams in the event and were followed by Scranton, Susquehanna (7th, 324) and Juniata (12th, 369).
Gettysburg's Dane Sethre-Hofstad and Lebanon Valley's Andrew Capodanno paced field with identical two-under rounds of 69. Sethre-Hofstad took home individual medalist honors by besting Capodanno on the back-nine, 33-34.
Scranton will next participate in the Glenmaura Collegiate Tournament on Sunday and Monday at the Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic, Pa. First round action of the seven-team competition will tee off at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday.