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Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information


Courtesy: Monmouth Sports Information
Release: October 12, 2016
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Tournament Details:
La Salle Invitational
October 10, 2016; 36 holes / Match Play
Host: La Salle
Location: North Hills, PA
Course: North Hills Country Club
Course Vitals: 6,520 yards, par-71

NORTH HILLS, PA – The Monmouth University men’s golf team finished the La Salle Invitational fifth overall after posting a two-round score of 608, compiling rounds of 306 and 302. Sophomore Drake Ferriter (Ramsey, NJ/Bergen Catholic) paced the Blue and White after carding a career-best 36-hole tournament score of 148.

Ferriter took four strokes off his first round score with his second-round one-over-par 72 en route to his career-low mark, finishing the event tied for sixth overall. Junior Kyle Burke (West Sayville, NY/Sayville [Sacred Heart]) fired rounds of 75 and 79 to earn 154, good for a share of 19th overall, one stroke in front of Tommy Whelan (Smithtown, NY/Smithtown West) who carded 76 and 79 to complete the event tied for 21st. Freshman Andy Stock (Danbury, CT/Danbury) and senior Jesse Hazam (Mechanicsburg, PA/Mechanicsburg) rounded out the Hawks’ card one stroke behind Whelan, each carding 156 to land 25th on the leaderboard.

“I was pleased that our players are scoring in the 70’s as we are knocking on the door to go low. This event could have been the time it happened but we just couldn’t hold on down the stretch. We still make a lot of mental mistakes and miss too many putts six-feet and in. We are getting close, but need to hit more greens in regulation and make some putts.”

- Ferriter bests his previous 36-hole tour by seven strokes.
- It is the second time Ferriter has led the Hawks’ card in his career, both times coming this fall.
- Ferriter and Whelan each have nine rounds in the 70s this season.
- All but one round was registered in the 70s for the Blue and White.

The Field:
Drexel, Hofstra, Fairleigh Dickinson, Monmouth, La Salle, Saint Francis (NY), Saint Peter’s, Wagner.

Team Leaderboard:
1. Wagner 298-288; 586
2. La Salle 293-302; 595
3. Drexel 303-293; 596
4. Fairleigh Dickinson 314-289; 603
5. Monmouth 306-302; 608
6. Saint Peter’s 312-306; 618
7. Hofstra 313-312; 625
8. St. Francis (NY) 328-346; 674

Monmouth’s Card (# = individual):
T6. Drake Ferriter 76-72; 148
T19. Kyle Burke 75-79; 154
T21. Tommy Whelan 75-79; 155
T25 Andy Stock 79-77; 156
T25. Jesse Hazam 84-74; 156

Monmouth will tee off on Thursday, October 13th at 1:30 p.m. in the annual Monmouth Invitational, held at Deal Country Club.


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