WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – The Johnson & Wales University men's golf team completed the Williams Fall Invitational on Sunday with a strong second showing that pushed them to a top ten finish. The Wildcats started the tournament with a combined 315 score, but it was on day two that things began to come together as the total of 302 elavated the team to tied for tenth on the event.
Babson College edged out Williams for win as they shot a combined 588, with an outstanding second day where they notched a 288. Williams and the University of Rochester rounded out the top three with a 589 and 591.
Nico Ciolino was the talk of the course for the Wildcats as he climbed 39 spots to finish tied for 12th on the event. He was one of six golfers to shoot under par on day two. Mac Patch was steady again for JWU as he shot a 77 on Sunday for a total of 153 and a 35th finish. Alex Parente jumped 18 spots and improved his day one total by five strokes as he shot a 77 and recorded a total of 159. Ryan Malloy shot a 78 on his second attempt on the Taconic Golf Course and also recorded a 159 for the tournament. Hunter DiLorenzo mirrored his 80 of day one and finished with a 160.
Head Men's Golf Coach Lou Parente noted, "Good bounce-back, as we always look to lower our second round score. Nico's one-under par 70, is a very good round at Taconic Golf Course. We continue to be impressed by his great start. We're looking forward to going to Farmingdale next weekend."
The Wildcats head to Farmingdale on Saturday where they'll continue their conference preparation.