Bonnies Take Ninth at Navy Spring Invitational

Bonnies Take Ninth at Navy Spring Invitational

ANNAPOLIS, MD – St. Bonaventure freshman Danny Gianniny carded a final round 75 to highlight the weekend competition for the Bonnies golf team, capping a ninth place finish at the Navy Spring Invitational.

The Bonnies could not take advantage of beautiful weather during the opening round Saturday, shooting a team score of 313 to finish the day 10th in the 13-team field. Sunday brought rain and much cooler temperatures, and the Bonnies repeated their team total of 313, though in the second round that was good for the fourth-lowest score of the day against the tough conditions.

The opening round hole proved too deep to dig out of, though Bona came very close to rising much higher up the leaderboard. St. Bonaventure's final score of 626 was just five shots off fourth-place Saint Joseph's 621. George Washington won the overall title at 604, well ahead of Towson (613) and Lehigh (613). Saint Joseph's (621) and Navy (622) along with Saint Francis (PA) (624), Drexel (625) and Manhattan (625) were all just in front of the Bonnies.

Gianniny bounced back from a rare tough opening round 81 on Saturday for a 4-over 75 at the Naval Academy Golf Club Sunday. The four-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week finished in a tie for 19th overall in the field of 73 golfers (81-75/156).

Matt Abendroth also tied for 19th in the field after his rounds of 79 and 77.

Brent Morgan carded 76-81/157 and matched his teammate Corey Long (77-80/157) in a tie for 24th. Zach Chaddock completed the Bonnies lineup (81-83/164).

Playing as an individual, Jack Geise finished with rounds of 85-83/168.

With the regular season now complete, the Bonnies will next tee it up in two weeks at the Atlantic 10 Championship in Orlando, Fla. at the Villas of the Grand Cypress April 27-29.

TEAM STANDINGS
1. George Washington - 604
2. Towson - 613
    Lehigh - 613
4. Saint Joseph's - 613
5. Navy - 622
6. St. Francis (PA) - 624
7. Drexel - 625
    Manhattan - 625
9. St. Bonaventure - 626
10. Canisius - 642
11. Shepherd - 658
      St. Francis (PA) B - 658
13. St. Francis (NY) - 678

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