Rufe Earns Fifth Place Tie at Barnabus Health Intercollegiate
Oct. 16, 2011
BEDMINSTER, N.J. -
Carding a final round score of 70, Carter Rufe completed the Barnabus Health Intercollegiate tournament tied for fifth overall on Sunday. His two-under par second round mark led the Lafayette golf team to a tie for seventh place in the 36-hole event. 17 teams participated in the weekend contest which was played on The River Course at Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, N.J.
After shooting an opening round 76, Rufe bounced back in the second round. He posted the lowest total (70) of the day along with Temple's Paul Carbone to finish at plus-two with a 146. Sophomore Josh Feinberg followed his first round 74 with a three-over round of 75, earning a tie for 14th place.
Freshman Kirk Massie posted identical rounds of 79 en route to a 47th place tie and Rob Robertson finished with a two-day total of 159, after a first round 78. The team carded a total of 609 with scores of 307 and 302 in rounds one and two, respectively.
James Madison earned the team title, shooting 297 and 289 for a total of 586. Individually, four players recorded even-par first place finishes; Carbone, Seton Hall's Brandon Park, JMU's Chris Welde, and Longwood's Ross Sumner. Park shot the lowest round, a 69, in the first 18 holes and closed out the tournament with a 144.
The River Course, a 7,014 yard par-72 golf course saw average round scores of 78.25 during the weekend's play. The only other Patriot League institution participating in the event was Lehigh, which came in 11th as a team.
Lafayette wraps up the 2011 fall season at the Lehigh Invitational next weekend, Oct. 22-23.