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Season-Best Round Propels Bonnies To Victory Over Colgate, Rhode Island

Danny Gianniny fired a 5-under 67 to key Bona's win Saturday at Seven Oaks Golf Club. (Photo by: Justin Wolford / Colgate Athletics)
Danny Gianniny fired a 5-under 67 to key Bona's win Saturday at Seven Oaks Golf Club. (Photo by: Justin Wolford / Colgate Athletics)

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HAMILTON, N.Y. – Senior Danny Gianniny posted a career-best 5-under 67, and classmate Christian Chapman carded 3-under 69 to power the St. Bonaventure golf team to a convincing victory over Colgate and Rhode Island at the Upstate Spring Escape Saturday afternoon at Seven Oaks Golf Club.

The Bonnies posted a season-best team score of 282, firing 6-under in an impressive effort to defeat Rhode Island by nine shots. Colgate finished at 296.

Gianniny recorded the second-lowest round of the day, two shots off the pace of Rhode Island's Chris Franceour who shot 65 to take medalist honors. After also finishing second earlier this week at the Lafayette Invitational, Gianniny continued his recent strong play by draining seven birdies on his round. He played the par 3s in 2-under and par 4s in 3-under while holding even par on the par 5s on the way to his lowest round as a member of the Bonnies.

Gianniny's 67 was one off the program record for low round, and best since by a Bonnies player since Brent Morgan also shot 67 at the Georgetown Intercollegiate during the 2018-19 season.

Chapman placed third on the individual leaderboard by also scoring a round in the 60s with his 3-under 69, highlighted by an eagle and a tournament-best 3-under on the par 5s. Like his teammate, Saturday's finish gave Chapman his second top-6 finish in as many events.

Freshman Jude Cummings turned in a solid effort as well, finishing fifth in the 22-player field by closing his day at even-par 72. Senior Jack Geise and junior Erik Stauderman each tied for seventh by closing with matching scores of 2-over 74 as each counting Bonnies score was in the top-seven of the leaderboard. Junior Andrew Lemay also posted 79.

Playing as individuals, graduate Matt Moonan recorded a 77 while sophomore Andrew LaCongo posted 79.

St. Bonaventure next travels to the Sunshine State where it looks to keep its momentum going at the Atlantic 10 Championship Friday through Sunday at Orlando's Reunion Resort.

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