Men’s Golf Set for Landmark Conference Championships on Friday and Saturday

Senior Brett Lubba leads the Royals with a 78.6 scoring average heading into this weekend's Landmark Conference Championships. © Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty / doubleeaglephotography.com
Senior Brett Lubba leads the Royals with a 78.6 scoring average heading into this weekend's Landmark Conference Championships. © Photo by Timothy R. Dougherty / doubleeaglephotography.com
Brett Lubba Calvin Ralph Thomas McAuliffe

 

*Editor's Note: The Landmark Conference Championships have been moved up to Friday and Saturday, May 3-4, due to the forecast for inclement weather this weekend. The 36-hole tournament will now start at 1:30 p.m. on Friday with final round action slated for Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

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The University of Scranton men's golf team will travel to Harrisburg, Pa. this weekend for the Landmark Conference Championships to be played at the Dauphin Highlands Golf Course and hosted by Elizabethton.

The two-day, 36-hole championship tees off with first round action on Friday, May 3 at 1:30 p.m.  Final round action is set for Saturday, May 4, starting at 10:30 a.m.

Scranton, last spring's Landmark Conference runner-up, was picked to finish second again this season according the conference's preseason coaches' poll which was released in late February. 

The Royals, who are looking for their first conference championship since winning the Middle Atlantic Conference title in 1988, finished the regular season with an unblemished 16-0 record in dual match competitions during the 2018-19 campaign. 

Senior Brett Lubba (Pompton Plains, N.J./Pequannock Township) and junior Calvin Ralph (Hillsdale, N.J./Pascack Valley) lead Scranton this season with Lubba posting a 78.6 scoring average and Ralph averaging 78.8 strokes per round.

Sophomore Thomas McAuliffe (Reisterstown, Md./Loyola-Blakefield) ranks third on the Royals with a 79.1, senior Erik Ridley (Allentown, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) is fourth with a 79.6, and senior Andrew Milisits (Northampton, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic) is fifth with an 80.3.

McAulliffe was named the Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and was a First Team All-Landmark Conference honoree after finishing second at the conference championships a season ago while Lubba captured Second Team All-Conference honors after tying for 11th in the field.

The Royals recorded a two-day total score of 652 at last season's championship tournament held at the Glenmaura National Golf Club to finish three strokes behind conference champion Goucher.   

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