St. John's Finishes Play at the Macdonald Cup|
Oct. 1, 2017
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The St. John’s men’s golf team finished up play at The Course at Yale in New Haven, Conn. on Sunday, as the Red Storm placed 13th at the Macdonald Cup.
Sophomore Gerald Mackedon completed round two and three on Sunday, leading the Johnnies in the final round. The Port Jefferson native carded a 70 to end the tournament at level par and propelled himself 27 spots to earn a spot in the top 20.
“Gerald ended the tournament with some very good play,” Head Coach Mal Galletta said. “I think this will give him some momentum going into next weekend’s tournament at UConn, where he enters as the defending individual champion.”
“I think the team played okay,” Galletta said. “We haven’t had much experience as a team on that course, and it’s the type of course where having experience is valuable. It’s a fantastic course with great history and has some subtleties that you have to know.”
Robert Foley of Stirling University claimed medalist honors for the weekend with a 72 and 66 on Saturday, followed by a 69 on Sunday to finish three-under par. Yale captured team honors for the weekend carding a 12-over 852.
The Johnnies will return to action on Oct. 9 for the Connecticut Cup, as Mackedon looks to defend his title as the individual champion.
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