Men's golf places fifth at Rochester Invitational
Two of top three teams in Division III highlight talented field
By James Taylor
Contact: James Taylor
April 20, 2009
Hamilton College finished in fifth place out of a talented six-team field at the University of Rochester's Fred B. Kravetz golf invitational, which was held on April 17 and 18.
Hamilton ended up with a two-day, 36-hole team total of 632 strokes. The team score is derived from the team's top four rounds on each day. The Continentals finished 37 shots behind nationally ranked No. 1 Huntingdon College (Alabama), which won the team title, and No. 3 Skidmore College was runner-up at 604.
The first round on Friday was played at Oak Hill Country Club's West Course -- a 6,649-yard layout that has a par of 71. Saturday's second and final round was held at Irondequoit Country Club, which has a par of 72 and measures 6,602 yards.
Hamilton was on fire after the first day as four out of five golfers broke 80 and the Continentals recorded a team score of 304. Brad Roche '11 led the way with a 3-over 74 and Jeff Corbett '09 was right behind with a round of 75. Scott Blosser '12 carded a 76 and Kevin Osborne '09 recorded a 79.
Hamilton faded on the second day as Osborne was the only player to improve on his Friday performance. Osborne shot 78 at Irondequoit and his 157 total was good for a tie for 18th place. Corbett posted an 80 and tied for 13th place at 155. The next best score on Saturday was an 84.
The Continentals are scheduled to host their annual spring invitational at Skenandoa Club on Tuesday, April 21.