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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information


Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
Release: April 11, 2017
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Tournament Details:

Peacock Invitational

Dates:  April 11, 2017 [18 Holes]

Host: Saint Peter’s

Location:  Neshanic Valley, NJ

Course:  Neshanic Valley G.C

Course Vitals:  Par-72, 7069-yard

Neshanic Valley, NJ – For the first time this season, all six Monmouth University men’s golfers scored in the 70s en route to an 18-hole total of 299 and a fourth place finish at the Peacock Invitational, held at the Neshanic Valley Golf Club. 

Senior Tommy Whelan (Smithtown, NY/Smithtown West) along with freshmen Andy Stock (Danbury, CT/Danbury) and Nick Maff (Bethlehem, PA/Bethlehem Catholic), playing as an individual, led the way for the Blue and White each turning in one-over par 73, good for fourth overall.  Senior Jesse Hazam (Mechanicsburg, PA/Mechanicsburg) navigated the course in 76 shots, one stroke in front of junior Kyle Burke (West Sayville, NY/Sayville [Sacred Heart]), while sophomore Drake Ferriter (Ramsey, NJ/Bergen Catholic) finished with 78 to close out the Hawks’ card.



“It was a good showing by all six guys today and I am extremely pleased with the results.  It was the first time we broke 300 in a long time and it certainly is a positive heading into the conference championships next week.” -Head Coach Dennis Shea

- Monmouth recorded its second best round of the season with its 299.  The Hawks recorded 298 in the first round of the Mathews Auto Collegiate Invitational (10/2/16).

- Nick Maff set a new career-low with his 73, his second round in the 70s, while Tommy Whelan tied his career-best. 

- Maff led the Hawks’ card for the first time in his career, while it was the second and third time for Whelan and Stock, respectively.

- Stock recorded his second top-five result of the season, while Whelan and Maff land in the top-five for the first time each.

- 17 of Drake Ferriter’s 19 rounds this season are in the 70s.

- The tournament featured 47 competitors which recorded an average score of 77.09.  Five of the six Hawks were at or better than the average score. 

The Field:

Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickinson, Hofstra, Monmouth, Rider, Saint Francis NY, Saint Peters, Siena

Team Leaderboard:

1.            Saint Peter’s                      292

2.            Rider                                     297

3.            Fairfield                                298

4.            Monmouth                         299

5.            Siena                                     304

5.            Hofstra                                 304

7.            Saint Francis                       311

8.            FDU                                       0

Monmouth’s Card (# = individual):

t-4.         Tommy Whelan                                73

t-4.         Andrew Stock                    73

t-4.         Nick Maff #                         73

t-21.       Jesse Hazam                      76                          

t-28.       Kyle Burke                          77

t-33.       Drake Ferriter                    78


The Hawks will tee off in the first of three rounds of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships on Friday, April 21, 2017.


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