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Gianniny's Outstanding 36 Holes Paces Bonnies in Day One at Golden Horseshoe

Danny Gianniny is fifth on the individual leaderboard after 36 holes following rounds of 72 and 70 (Photo by: Andy Mead)
Danny Gianniny is fifth on the individual leaderboard after 36 holes following rounds of 72 and 70 (Photo by: Andy Mead)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – A strong day of work from senior Danny Gianniny led the St. Bonaventure golf team through the first 36 holes at the Golden Horseshoe Intercollegiate Monday.

As a team, the Bonnies stand tied for ninth out of 16 squads after a morning team score of 305 followed by a much better afternoon round of scoring that saw the Bonnies post 290 for a 595 total. A fairly bunched-up leaderboard sees VCU leading the way at 574 with Old Dominion (577), Richmond (578), George Washington (581) and William & Mary (584) at the top.

Gianniny turned in an outstanding day, racing up the individual leaderboard to fifth out of 88 players. In the morning round, he carded a two-over 72 on the 6,799-yard layout at the Golden Horseshoe Gold Course. The afternoon was even better as he posted even-par 70 for a 142 total. He registered a steady 36 holes, leading the field with 28 pars. During his afternoon round, he birdied the 363-yard par-4 13th as well as the 634-yard par-5 15th.

Only two players – Jakob Henriksson of Old Dominion (-2) and Lou Baker of Richmond (-1) finished the day in red figures while Roberto Nieves of Delaware and Ty Sullivan of George Washington each closed the day's play at even-par.

Freshman Jude Cummings drained six birdies on the day and stands in a tie for 37th overall after rounds of 75 and 74. Senior Jack Geise is three shots back of his first-year teammate with a 152 total (78-74).

Senior Christian Chapman battled during the morning for a round of 82, but turned things around after the morning round break and was 10 shots better during the afternoon (82-72/154). Junior Andrew Lemay finished the day at 80-84/164.

The third and final round gets underway at 9 a.m. Tuesday.

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