March 17, 2012
AUSTIN, Texas -- The St. John's men's golf team wrapped up its toughest test of the spring to this point with an 10th-place finish at the Morris Williams Invitational, in a field that included seven teams in the Golfweek/Sagarin top-50.
"This has been a demanding course all weekend, and today were the toughest conditions we faced," head coach Frank Darby said. "We didn't have our best round, but battling and playing on a tough course like this will make us better."
Leading the way for the Red Storm was senior Mark Costanza, who has now led the team in scoring in two of its three events this spring after shooting 70-74-79--223(+9).
Junior Pat Wilson posted his best round of the tournament to finish 76-78-72--226(+13) to finish tied for 44th along with sophomore Ryan McCormick who shot 76-73-77--226(+13).
Freshman Dylan Crowley shot 79-76-79--234(+21), while junior Jeremy Quinnshot 79-80-83--242(+29) to round out the scoring for the Johnnies.
Playing against many of the top teams in the nation provides the Red Storm an opportunity to get ready for the challenges of a daunting spring schedule and a run at the BIG EAST title in Orlando this May.
"We've got two great tournaments after this, with two really good fields, including playing on the course where [St. John's alumnus Keegan Bradley] will defend his PGA title, and this kind of exposure to these top teams is great for our program," Darby said.
Up next for St. John's is the Wildcat Invitational (April 2-3) in Malvern, Pa., hosted by conference rival Villanova.
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