April 24, 2010
Patriot League Golf Championship Team and Individual Results
Hamilton, N.Y. - Picked to finish sixth in the preseason poll, Lafayette is in great position to win its first Patriot League Golf Championship as it holds a nine-shot lead with 18 holes to play after Saturday's first two rounds at Colgate's Seven Oaks Golf Course.
The Leopards grabbed the lead with a strong performance through the first 36 holes, shooting a 598 (+22) and taking the advantage with the low round of the tournament by shooting a 295 in the afternoon.
Lafayette holds the edge over rival Lehigh (+31), with Navy (+33), Bucknell (+34) and Army (+35) very much in striking distance heading into the final round. Host Colgate is at +41, with Holy Cross rounding out the field at +48.
While the schools in the Lehigh Valley hold the top two spots in the field, they also boast the student-athletes that are tied for the individual lead heading into the final 18 holes. Lafayette's Rob Robertson and Lehigh's Steve Suarez each shot an even-par 144 through the first 36 holes. Holy Cross' Steve Zychowski is two shots back, with Army's Matt Philie (+4) and Lafayette's Tyler Ostrovsky (+5) completing the top five.
Colgate's David Ake (+6) is in sixth, with a three-way tie for seventh at +7 between Holy Cross' Mike McCarthy, Lafayette's Josh Edelson and Navy's Peter Reilly. Four of the top nine players are freshman. There is also a three-way tie for 10th place at +8 between Bucknell's Brian Bartow and Ryan Schneiter and Navy's Mike Harrigan. The top 10 finishers in the tournament earn All-Patriot League recognition.
Last year's individual champion, Bucknell senior Andrew Cohen, sits 10 shots off in the lead and in a tie for 16th place after shooting a 154 (+10) on the first 36 holes. Army's Matt Krembel, who took second place at last year's Championship, is also one of the six players coming in at 10-over par.
The 2010 Patriot League Golf Championship resumes on Sunday morning with the final 18 holes at Seven Oaks Golf Course.
For full team and individual scores from Saturday, click here