MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Johnson & Wales University men's golf team shot another solid round on Sunday at the Duke Nelson Invitational. The Wildcats shot two better then the day before and finished the two-day event with a total of 602 (302-300) to place seventh on the Ralph Myhre Golf Course.
New York University won the tournament with a 36-hole score of 579. JWU finished two-strokes back of Skidmore.
Freshman Nico Ciolino shot a 76 on day two, giving him a total of 147 (+5) for the event and tied for 13th overall. Hunter DiLorenzo finished his day with a duplicate of day one as he shot a 76 (+10) and finished tied for 36th with his total of 152.
Justin Lavoie bettered his first day score by five strokes landing a 74 and a 153 total. Teammate Ryan Malloy also finished with a total score of 153 as both slotted in tied for 42nd overall. Mac Patch shaved off seven strokes on his day one and notched a 74 on Sunday for a total of 155.
Head coach Lou Parente assesed, "We got off to a good start but couldn't maintain the momentum through the middle of the round. Our finish wasn't as strong as day one and that resulted in falling a few places on the scoreboard. We'll turn the page and focus on preparations for the Williams tournament."
The Wildcats travel to Williams on Saturday where they'll compete in the Williams Fall Tournament at the Taconic Golf Course.