NEW HAVEN Conn. – Temple Golf finished in second place in the 15-team field at the Yale Spring Invitational on Saturday. The 36-hole tournament was held on Yale University’s par-70, 6,825-yard golf course.
> Second year Graham Chase shot a 71 over one in the first round while carding a 72 over two in the second round. He finished the tournament eighth overall with a three out of 143.
> Freshman Ethan Whitney shot a two for 72 in both rounds. He birdied six times that day and scored his second eagle of the spring season on the 7th.and hole in the afternoon round. Whitney scored a four-for-144 that day to place ninth overall.
> Senior co-captain Dawson Anders carded a three-for-73 in the first round but saw a one-shot swing in the afternoon, shooting a two-for-72. He finished the tournament tied for 12and overall with a five out of 145.
> Junior co-captain Conor McGrath shot a two-for-72 in the first round and hit a three-for-73 in the second round. He birdied five that day and tied with Anders for 12and in the overall tournament standings.
> Freshman Joey Morganti had a team-high seven birdies in his first start of the spring season. He had a seven-for-77 in the first round but improved five shots in the second-round with a two-for-72, courtesy of six birdies. Morganti finished the tournament tied for 32n/a in total with one nine out of 149.
> Team A at Yale won the tournament title with a 14 of 574, two strokes better than Temple. Drexel (+18), Siena (+20) and Sacred Heart (+20) complete the top five.
> Drexel’s Tafadzwa Nyamukondiwa shot a three-under 137 to win the tournament by one stroke over Sacred Heart’s Marcus Lim.
Quote: Head Coach Brian Quinn
> “It’s always a privilege to play at Yale Golf Course. The greens were in poor condition and unfortunately as a team we struggled a lot to putt. I’m always proud of my team and the way which she competed.”
> “Dawson exemplified Temple Tough this week as he played in great discomfort with a serious shoulder injury. He dislocated on Thursday and was still able to play at a very competitive level for us today .”
> Temple travels to Brooksville, Florida for the American Athletic Conference Championship at Southern Hills Plantation April 22-24.