Golf Completes Play At Penn State’s Rutherford Intercollegiate
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Looking to rebound from a last-place showing last weekend, the St. Bonaventure golf team could not do so as it finished in last place at Penn State's 36th Rutherford Intercollegiate Sunday.
The Bonnies shot a collective three rounds of 969 to finish in 14th place, eight shots back from Towson. Bowling Green State University won the tournament with a 901 score, closing the 54-hole format seven shots clear of Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).
Junior Brian McKenna was the lone Bonaventure performer to finish in the top-40 as he ended up tied for 39th with three-round total of 236. After shooting a 78 in the first round, the Rochester native shot the best 18 of his tournament with a 5-over 76 in the second round before capping his invite with an 82 on Sunday.
After frost pushed back the start of the first-round play until mid-morning on Saturday, the competitors were unable to get the scheduled second round in on Saturday as a few holes were completed on Sunday morning prior to the start of final-round play.
Senior Kevin Lewis finished tied for 55th with a 240 total, just four shots behind McKenna. Lewis shaped rounds of 81-78-81 out of the Blue Course.
Junior Greg Horvath tied for 70th with a 245 total, but lowered his score each of the final two rounds. After opening with an 86, Horvath shot an 82 on his second 18 of the weekend before closing with a 77 on Sunday.
Sophomore Scott Brady placed in solo 75th with rounds of 83-89-81 for a 253 total. Freshman Pierce Terrance rounded out the Bona scoring with a 76th-place performance, duplicating Horvath's improvement each round with scores of 94-84-82 for a 260 combined.
The Bonnies will be back in action next weekend looking to rebound from consecutive last-place finishes. The Brown and White heads to Farmville, Va., April 13-14 for the Manor Intercollegiate hosted by Longwood University.