April 25, 2010
HAMILTON, N.Y. - The Lafayette golf team took first place at the Patriot League Championships this weekend in Hamilton N.Y. The Leopards shot a 902 in the three-day championship. Lafayette, picked to finish sixth in the preseason polls, took a nine-shot lead going into the final day.
Lafayette advances to the NCAA Golf Regionals, which will be held from May 20-22 at six different locations.
This marks the first time in Lafayette history the Leopards won the Patriot League Championships. Head coach Jim Hutnik was named Patriot League Coach of the Year and Rob Robertson earned the Patriot League Individual Championship shooting a 221 overall.
Lehigh took second place, seven-strokes behind the Leopards, (909) with Army (912), Navy (914), Bucknell (917), Colgate (928) and Holy Cross (936) behind.
Robertson led the Leopards with the best score of 221 at the end of the weekend followed by Josh Edelson and Tyler Ostrovsky with 224 and 227 respectively. Robertson earned Patriot League Player of the Year and First-Team All-League honors, edging out Lehigh's Steve Suarez by just one stroke with a 77 in the final round. Edelson also earned a spot on the first team while Ostrovsky garned Second-Team All-League accolades.
Patriot League Team Leaderboard
1 Lafayette - 303-295-304 = 902 (+38)
Patriot League Individual Leaderboard
Patriot League Individual Awards
First-Team All-Patriot League: Rob Roberston, Lafayette (So.); Steve Suarez, Lehigh (Sr.); Matt Philie, Army (Fr.); Josh Edelson, Lafayette (Fr.); Steve Zychowski, Holy Cross (Fr.)
Second-Team All-Patriot League: David Ake, Colgate (Sr.); Tyler Ostrovsky, Lafayette (Jr.); Doug Marcincin, Lehigh (So.); Ben Hayes, Navy (Jr.); Dwight D'lorio, Lehigh (Jr.); Andrew Cohen, Bucknell (Sr.); Matt Krembel, Army (Jr.); Michael Harrigan, Navy (Sr.); Ryan Schneiter, Bucknell (Sr.); Peter Reilly, Navy (So.); Mike McCarthy, Holy Cross (Fr.)
Note: There are 11 Second-Team All-Patriot League golfers because of a seven-way tie for 10th place.
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