PINE HILL, N.J. - The Monmouth University men's golf team posted a 650 to finish in ninth place at the 36-hole Quaker Invitational at Trump National Philadelphia Golf Course on Monday. The Hawks, who were in fifth position following the opening 18 holes, finished 12 strokes outside of the top-five team scores.
IUPUI, which carded the only sub-300 round on the day (298), overcame a seven-shot deficit in round two to defeat host Pennsylvania (614) by a single stroke to take the team title with a two-round score of 613, while Princeton and Iona (634) tied for third place.
UPenn's Austin Powell, who inked one of only two even-par rounds of 71 on the day in the second round, took home the individual title with a 147, four shots clear of Michael Powell of IUPUI.
Monmouth senior Daniel McCreesh, who inked an opening round 79, finished with a 163 to pace the Hawks, while freshman Brady Goodling carded rounds ot 84-80 to finish one shot back of McCreesh. Sophomore Corey Carrick notched identical rounds of 83 to finish with a 166 total, while junior Tom Gliozzo erased 15 shots off his first round score to finish with a 177 (96-81). Junior Ian Thimble carded a round of 76 in the first half, but was unable to finish for the Hawks.
Monmouth returns to action on April 15-16, when the Hawks compete in the Lafayette Spring Invitational at Northampton Country Club, in Easton, Pa.