Valatie, NY – The Sage Colleges' men's golf team hosted the Sage Fall Invitational at the Old Kinderhook Golf Course. The College of Saint Rose posted a round of 303 to win the team title while the Golden's Knight's freshman Cullen Spang (LaGrangeville, NY/Arlington) finished as the medalist with his round of 71 for the par-71; 6,310-yard golf course.
Place Team Score
1 The College of Saint Rose 303
2 The Sage Colleges 320
3 St. Joseph's (LI) 323
4 SUNY Cobleskill 332
5 New Jersey City University 376
Helping the Golden Knights open the season with a tournament victory was freshman Cullen Spang who earned medalist honors with a 73. Following with a 74 was classmate Corey Purcell while senior Chad Baxter (Binghamton, NY/Harpursville) carded a 75.
Rounding out the scoring four for Saint Rose was an 81 for senior Seth Adams (Schenectady, NY/CBA). Junior John Young (Mechanicville, NY/Mechanicville) posted an 88 while sophomore Peter New (Albany, NY/Albany) added a 99.
Leading the way for the Gators, senior Zach Sullivan (Ballston Spa, NY/Burnt Hill-Ballston Lake) posted a 75 for the day, while rookie Kevin Johnston (Gloversville, NY/Gloversville) finished with a round of 78. Sage's senior captain Richie Christman (Johnstown, NY/Johnstown) picked up second with a round of 83, while sophomore D.J. Ioele (Johnstown, NY/Johnstown) carded an 84. Senior Jeff Stopera (Scotia, NY/Scotia Glenville) fired a round of 88. Also competing for the Gators were a trio of seniors. Gerard Beaudin (Delmar, NY/Home Schooled) had a 92, while Sarah MacArthur (Ancram, NY/Taconic Hills) had a 102 and Jennifer Zoufaly (Latham, NY/Shaker) had a 103.
Competing for the Golden Eagles of St. Joseph's College was freshman John Melandro (Shoreham, NY/Shoreham-Wading River) who led his team with a round of 75 to tie for third place overall. Next for St. Joe's was rookie Patrick Waters (Sayville, NY/Sayville) with a round of 79, while sophomore Zac Campanelli (Bayport, NY/Bayport-Blue Point) fired a round of 82. Junior Sean Sanders (Shoreham, NY/Shoreham-Wading River) connected for a round of 87. Junior Kenneth Ortiz (Centereach, NY/Centereach) had a 93 for the day.
SUNY-Cobleskill's team posted a score of 332 for the day, while sophomore Eric Kim (Loudonville, NY/Shaker) paced the Fighting Tigers with his 75. Freshman Rafael Mendoza (Franklin Square, NY/H. Frank Carey) and sophomore Josh Manko (Sharon Springs, NY/Sharon Springs) each had an 85, while rookie Nick McGhee (Beech Creek, NY/Central Mountain) had an 87. Sophomore Tyler Van Allen (Central Square, NY/Central Square) posted an 89 on the day.
NJCU's team was led by the play of junior Frank Rivera (Bayonne, NY/Bayonne) with an 87 for the round. Senior Matt Smith (Gibbstown, NJ/Gloucester County Institute of Technology) added a 94. Senior Steven Pilanski (Bayonne, NJ/Bayonne) posted a 97, while sophomore Patrick Cardoso (Belleville, NJ/Belleville) had a 98. Senior Alan Walsh (Bayonne, NJ/Bayonne) rounded out the Gothic Knight golfers with his 99 for the day.
Top 10 Finishers
- Cullen Spang, Saint Rose 73
- Cory Purcell, Saint Rose 74
- Chad Baxter, Saint Rose 75
Eric Kim, Cobleskill 75
Zach Sullivan, Sage 75
John Melandro, St. Joe's 75
7. Kevin Johnston, Sage 78
8. Patrick Waters, St. Joe's 79
9. Seth Adams, Saint Rose 81
10. Zac Campanelli, St. Joe's 82