St. John's Concludes Play at the Patriot Intercollegiate|
Sept. 26, 2017
Chantilly, Va. - The St. John's men's golf team wrapped up its first-ever tournament at the Chantilly National Golf and Country Club, carding a team total 942 (+33) to finish 15th after 54 holes of play at the Patriot Intercollegiate.
Junior Andrew Baek opened play shooting a tournament-low 73, while sinking three-consecutive birdies. The Arcadia, Calif. native drained a pair of on the par 4 and one on the par 5, collecting six birdies in round one and nine overall. Baek posted an identical 73 in round two but dropped to a five-over 77 in Tuesday's final round to finish 223 (+7).
Sophomore Gerald Mackedon saw improvement throughout the tournament, posting a 79 to begin the week followed by a 78 in round two. He closed out the final day dropping consecutive birdies on the back nine to card an even par 72.
Round two saw Matthew Sweeney earn a season-low one-under 71, as the junior tallied four birdies over 18 holes to card an overall 236 (+11). Rounding out the scoring for the Johnnies was junior Jonathan Spicci and sophomore James Smoot who posted a 257 (+41) and 260 (+18), respectively. Smoot's low round was highlighted by an eagle on the par 5 sixth hole to card an 82 in the second round.
Tripp Summerlin of Appalachian State received medalist honors by shooting a seven-under 209 to hold a four-stroke lead. As a team, Appalachian State carded a nine-over 873 to place the Mountaineers three strokes ahead of Florida Gulf Coast to claim the team title