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Lafayette Opens Spring Season with Seventh Place Finish

Carter Rufe shot a second round 72

April 1, 2012

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GRASONVILLE, Md. - The Lafayette golf team opened its spring championship season at the Fireline Towson University Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club over the weekend, finishing in a tie for seventh out of 22 participating teams. Overall, the team shot a three-round total of 888, included rounds of 303, 286 and 299.

The groups' second-round score of 286 was the second best round of the tournament behind Seton Hall's 284 Saturday total. The Pirates combined their 284 with rounds of 294 and 293 to finish tied for first with Northern Colorado at seven-over par through 54 holes, prior to Seton Hall claiming victory in a one-hole playoff.

Individually, Lafayette was led by senior Carter Rufe, who finished in a tie for 24th following rounds of 73, 72 and 77 for a six-over par total of 222. Classmate Rob Robertson fired a 224 (77, 74 and 73) to complete the event tied for 36th.

Lafayette's best individual round was carded by Mike Zausmer on Saturday. Zausmer, a freshman, put together a 68 to lead the Leopards in the event. Zausmer shot a 77 and 81 in the first and third rounds, respectively.

Fellow rookie Phil Rosengarden finished with an identical three-day total as Zausmer, shooting rounds of 81, 72 and 73 for a combined 226. The duo finished tied for 45th among the competitors. Junior David Kafafian rounded out the scoring for the Maroon and White, completing his weekend with a 228 after three consecutive efforts of 76.

Lafayette returns to the links on April 7, when it travels to New Haven, Conn. to participate in the Yale Spring Opener at The Course at Yale.