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.

"We showed some positive signs in Virginia," said Head Coach Mal Galletta. "Andrew, Gerald and Matthew all put together some solid rounds however we plan to do a detailed break down on what we need to improve on in order to put our best foot forward as we get ready for the MacDonald Cup." 

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

The Johnnies prepare to travel to New Haven, Conn. where they will compete in the MacDonald Cup on Sept. 30.




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