Patriot League Golf March Release - 4.5.12

Navy's Peter Reilly

April 5, 2012

Patriot League Golf composite schedule

Center Valley, Pa. - With just three weeks remaining until the Patriot League Golf Championship, all seven teams are gearing up with multiple events to prepare before they come together at the Bucknell Golf Course on April 28-29.

It has been a light spring schedule through March and early April, with Navy senior Peter Reilly earning the Patriot League Golfer of the Month award for March with a standout performance at last weekend's Fireline Invitational.

Patriot League Golfer of the Month
Peter Reilly, Navy Sr., Merrimack, N.H.
Reilly posted a fourth-place finish at the Fireline Towson Invitational last weekend, helping the Mids place in a tie for third in the 22-team field. Reilly completed the 54-hole event with rounds of 71-70-73 for a 2-under par 214. He owns Navy's lowest stroke average for the year with a 75.6 after also competing at the Charleston Shootout and General Hackler Championship in the spring. A two-time All-Patriot League selection who has also been named Rookie of the Year (2009) and Scholar-Athlete of the Year (2011), Reilly receives his first Patriot League Golfer of the Month award.

Patriot League Notebook

2012 Patriot League Golf Championship
The 2012 Patriot League Men's Golf Championship will be held on April 28-29 in Lewisburg, Pa., at Bucknell's Golf Course. The format is a two-day, 54-hole tournament, with 36 holes of play on Saturday and 18 holes scheduled for Sunday. The Patriot League champion will earn the Patriot League's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Army is the defending Patriot League golf champion.

Patriot League Teams face off before Championship
While the Patriot League Championship is coming soon, League squads will get a chance to see each other in action before the event on April 28-29. The first event of the spring with multiple Patriot League teams came over the weekend, where Navy was tied for third, Lafayette tied for seventh and Colgate tied for 19th at the 22-team Fireline Invitational. There will be more head-to-head action in the next three weeks, including Bucknell, Lafayette and Lehigh all playing the Lafayette Invitational on April 14-15 and that same trio and Colgate joining the host at the Navy Spring Invitational from April 21-22. Five other events include two Patriot League teams, and each of the seven squads will play at least one tournament with another League foe in the field.

Championship Preview in September?
Six of the League's seven teams have already played at Bucknell Golf Course this season when they took part in the Bucknell Invitational on Sept. 16-17. Army finished second overall and tops among the Patriot League teams in that field, and was followed closely by Lafayette (3rd), Bucknell (4th), Navy (5th), Lehigh (6th) and Colgate (8th) in the 13-team tournament.

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