ITHACA, N.Y. – The St. Bonaventure golf team finished a busy week with a strong effort, finishing fourth at the Cornell Invitational as the final round wrapped up Sunday on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Course at Cornell University.
It was the third tournament of the week for the Bonnies after a 54-hole tournament to open the season last weekend at Colgate, a win in the 36-hole Little Three Championship Tuesday and 54 more holes of action at Cornell.
The Bonnies were solid throughout the weekend, mirroring their efforts in each round – an opening round 293 team total started things Saturday before finishing the long day with a 292 score. Sunday, Bona wrapped up with another 293 to finish with an 878 total for the weekend. Columbia took the team trophy at 866, one stroke ahead of second-place Bucknell and Cornell was third at 869. Dartmouth placed fifth in the 16-team field, two shots back of St. Bonaventure.
Junior Christian Chapman powered the Bona efforts with a 215 total for the weekend. Saturday, he was excellent – Chapman put together back-to-back rounds of 1-under 70 before finishing the weekend with a 75. His work left him tied for seventh on the individual leaderboard out of 90 players with a 54-hole total that ranks 11th in program history.
Fellow junior Danny Gianniny bounced back well from an opening round 77, playing the afternoon Saturday in even par 71 before carding 1-over 72 in the last round. His 220 total for the week tied for 24th.
Graduate student Nolan Ditcher followed his win in the Little Three Championship with three solid rounds at a course he has traditionally played well at. He finished 35th with 74-75-74/223.
The Bonnies now break until the first week of October when they travel to Ireland from Oct. 3 – 8 beginning with a head-to-head matchup vs. Trinity College of Dublin at the Portmarnock Golf Club in Dublin, Ireland on Oct. 3.
1. Columbia – 866
2. Bucknell – 867
3. Cornell – 869
4. St. Bonaventure – 878
5. Dartmouth – 880
T6. Binghamton – 881
T6. Penn – 881
8. Columbia B – 883
9. Temple – 884
10. Canisius – 885
11. Siena – 886
12. Colgate – 887
13. Penn – 897
14. Saint Joseph's – 898
15. Cornell B – 909
16. Brown – 934
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