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Morgan Fires Another 68 To Power Bonnies To Top-Five Finish at Cornell

Morgan Fires Another 68 To Power Bonnies To Top-Five Finish at Cornell

ON THE TEE

  • St. Bonaventure rose three spots on the team leaderboard Sunday, powered by a final round 68 from senior Brent Morgan as he captured a top-10 individual finish
  • Morgan's even par 213 is one of the top 10 lowest 54-hole scores in program history and his 68, the third of his career and second in three tournaments this fall, was just two strokes off the program record
  • Sophomore Jack Geise has two top-20 finishes in full fields and won the Little Three Championship medalist honors through his first three tournaments of the year
  • Fresh off a win in the Little Three Championship earlier in the week, Bona took a top-five finish at the Cornell Invitational for the second consecutive year
  • Only Yale (285) and Dartmouth (284) had better Sunday rounds than St. Bonaventure's 290

ITHACA, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure golf team completed an impressive week of action by rising three spots in the final round to take a fifth-place finish Sunday at the Cornell Invitational.

St. Bonaventure compiled a final round team score of 290, the third-best round of the day in the field of 15 teams, to post 870 for the 54-hole tournament. Yale won the team title going away with a 13-under par 839 final score while Dartmouth was second at 863 and Saint Joseph's third at 865. Bucknell bested the Bonnies by just one stroke (869) to take fourth while Bona passed Temple (873), Penn (874) and Cornell (879) in the final day.

Senior Brent Morgan went low again, with a 3-under 68 to match his career low round. Morgan also shot 68 in the final round a week ago at Colgate. Morgan (70-75-68/213) finished the tournament at even par and in a tie for eighth on the individual leaderboard of 80 competitors. The Ohio native started his day with a birdie on the par-4 first to begin an outstanding 3-under 33 on the front nine, then played even par on the homeward holes. He sank four birdies and had just one blemish on his scorecard – a bogey-5 on the par-4 13th.

Both Danny Gianniny (69-74-74/217) and Jack Geise (72-71-74/217) gave Bona top-20 finishers as well as the two teammates tied for 19th on the individual leaderboard, each finishing at 4-over for the weekend.

Zach Chaddock (73-77-74/224) and Erik Stauderman (74-76-75/225) were separated by just one shot with Chaddock coming home with a 3-over 74 on Sunday while Stauderman, the reigning Atlantic 10 Co-Rookie of the Week, checked in with a final round 75.

The Bonnies, who won the Little Three Championship this past Tuesday before their top-five this weekend, are back in action Sept. 24-25 at the Inverness Intercollegiate.

FINAL TEAM STANDINGS
1. Yale- 839
2. Dartmouth - 863
3. Saint Joseph's - 865
4. Bucknell - 869
5. St. Bonaventure - 870
6. Temple - 873
7. Penn - 874
8. Binghamton - 876
9. Siena - 877
10. Cornell - 879
11. Columbia - 883
      Colgate B - 883
13. Canisius - 898
14. Cornell - 906
15. Penn B - 919

- By Scott Eddy, Athletics Communications Director

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