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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
Release: April 10, 2017
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Tournament Details:

Finegan Invitational (36-holes)

Dates:  April 10, 2017

Host: La Salle

Location:  Lafayette Hill, PA

Course:  Whitemarsh Valley Country Club

Course Vitals:  par-72, 6641-yards

LAFAYETTE HILL, PA –The Monmouth University men’s golf team posted its second straight top-10 finish as it shot rounds of 315 and 311 at La Salle’s Finegan Invitational, Monday afternoon. Freshman Andy Stock (Danbury, CT/Danbury) led the way for the Blue and White, which finished 10th overall, registering a 36-hole total of 154.

The rookie inked back-to-back rounds of 77 to finish atop of the Hawks card for the second time this season.  Sophomore Drake Ferriter (Ramsey, NJ/Bergen Catholic) and senior Tommy Whelan (Smithtown, NY/Smithtown West) duplicated rounds of 77 and 80 to each finish three shot behind Stock, while junior Kyle Burke (West Sayville, NY/Sayville [Sacred Heart]) concluded the event one shot behind the duo with 158.  Senior Jesse Hazam (Mechanicsburg, PA/Mechanicsburg) closed out the Hawks’ card with 165 (81-84).


“I think our consistency was not very good today.  We had a bunch of birdies but we had too many doubles and triples that we couldn’t offset.  We have to step it up and get those high numbers off the scorecard.” -Head Coach Dennis Shea

- The Hawks recorded their second-straight and third overall top-10 result of the season.

- Monmouth sank 19 birdies on the afternoon, while recording 93 even holes.

- Andy Stock recorded his 10th and 11th rounds in the 70s.  It’s the first time he led the Hawks’ card since Seton Hall’s Mathews Auto Collegiate Invitational October 2-3, 2016. 

- 16 of the Drake Ferriter’s 18 rounds this season are in the 70s.

- Jesse Hazam recorded an eagle in the second round on the par-5,507-yard fifth hole.

- The tournament featured 75 competitors.

The Field:

Alvernia, Bucknell, Central Connecticut, Delaware, Drexel, Lafayette, La Salle, Lehigh, Longwood, Monmouth, Navy, Rhode Island, Rosemont, Villanova

Team Leaderboard:

1.            Longwood                           295-291; 586

2.            Drexel                                   291-296; 587

3.            Villanova                              306-295; 601

t-4.         Delaware                             304-301; 605

t-4.         Lehigh                                   314-291; 605

t-6.         Rhode Island                      297-314; 611

t-6.         Lafayette                             309-302; 611

8.            La Salle                                 307-307; 614

9.            Bucknell                               302-317; 619

10.          Monmouth                         315-311; 626

11.          Navy                                      312-316; 628

12.          Rosemont                           308-322; 630

13.          Central Conn.                    321-315; 636

14.          Alvernia                               341-362; 703

Monmouth’s Card (# = individual):

t-31.       Andy Stock                         77-77; 154

t-42.       Drake Ferriter                    80-77; 157

t-42.       Tommy Whelan                77-80; 157

t-45.       Kyle Burke                          81-77; 158

t-65.       Jesse Hazam                      81-84; 165


In its final event before the MAAC Championships, the Hawks will tee off in the 18-hole Saint Peter’s Invitational tomorrow, April 11th, at the Neshanic Valley Golf Club.


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