WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Day two of the Williams Invitational was much better for the Johnson & Wales University men's golf team. The Wildcats sliced 13 shots off their day-one total as they finished the tournament in 13th place.
The Wildcats posted a two-day total of 637 (325-312). Johnson & Wales finished just three strokes back of Rhode Island College. Trinity won the event with a total of 584.
Playing in the first tournament of his collegiate career, rookie Claudio Soukamneuth (Cranston, R.I.) was the low man of the tournament. He fired a team-best 76 on Sunday for a two-day total of 157 (81-76) that moved him up to 33rd. The steadiest player of the weekend was sophomore Christian Maselli (Exeter, R.I.) with scores of 80 and 81 for a 161.
The biggest improvement of the weekend came from freshman Hunter DiLorenzo (Boxborough, Mass.) as he shaved eight strokes on Sunday for a 162 (85-77). Classmate Adam Ely (Essex, Vt.) also shot a 162 (79-83) while sophomore Alex Parente (North Kingstown, RI) was a stroke back at 163 (84-79).
Johnson & Wales is back on the course next weekend for the Farmingdale State Fall Invitational at the Bethpage Red Golf Course.