MONMOUTH GOLF SET FOR MAAC CHAMPIONSHIPS
2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Golf Championships
Practice Round: April 20
April 21-23 (18 holes each day)
Location: Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Course: Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course
ESPN3 Broadcast (Sunday at 10 a.m.): http://es.pn/2pwsSVh
Men’s Tournament: Blue Tees,
Round 1 Par: 72 Yardage: 6756
Round 2 Par: 72 Yardage: 6730
2016 Championship Result: 9th of 9
Men’s Preview: Dennis Shea’s squad enters the weekend looking to build off their strong showing at the Peacock Invitational and the Coca-Cola Lafayette Invitational where they finished in the top half in both events. Senior Tommy Whelan, junior Kyle Burke and sophomore Drake Ferriter have teed off in all 19 rounds for the Blue and White this season with Ferriter, who earned MAAC Golfer of the Week accolades, leading the way with a 76.5 average. Whelan and freshman Andy Stock enter the Championships with matching 77.2 stroke averages, while Burke, who has a first place finish to his credit this season, sits .3 shots behind the duo. Stock and Jesse Hazam will make their MAAC Championship debut this weekend.
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Women’s Tournament: Gold Tees
Round 1 Par: 72 Yardage: 6007
Round 2 Par: 72 Yardage: 5966
Round 3 Par: 72 Yardage: 6022
2016 Championship Result: 2nd of 8
Women’s Preview: Four of the five golfers who helped the Hawks record its highest finish at a conference championship a year ago will return to Disney this weekend. Juniors Faith Garcia and Sarah Kokotajlo along with sophomore Haley Goodling have competed in all 20 rounds for the Hawks, while junior Erin DiDonato, who has teed in off in 19 rounds, leads the team with an 81.7 stroke average. Goodling, who has a top-five finish to her credit, is a shot behind DiDonato for the team best. Kokotajlo, who was named the MAAC Golfer of the Week last week, finished last year’s tournament as the individual runner-up, while Garcia will look build off her ninth place finish from a year ago.
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