Red Storm Finishes Fourth at Lehigh Invitational

Oct. 21, 2017

Final Day Results
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BETHLEHEM, Pa. -The St. John’s men’s golf team closed out the fall portion of its schedule on Saturday, with the best finish of the season, as the Johnnies secured at fourth-place tie at the Lehigh Invitational in Bethlehem, Pa.

“I am happy with our fourth-place finish to end our fall season,” St. John’s head coach Mal Galletta said. “We will go to our four-month break with some goals of improving our game from 100-yards and in. We are a good ball-striking team, but our goal for the off-season is to improve our short strokes, particularly our putting.”

Junior Andrew Baek led the Johnnies with a seven-over 151 to finish in the top-15, with a pair of birdies on the front nine highlighting a second-round low of 75. The Arcadia, Calif. native has led the Johnnies in three-of-six fall tournaments, tallying two top-15 finishes.

Ross Moore drained four birdies in the final round of play, with three coming on the back-nine stretch, to post a six-over 78 and an overall 153 (+9) to finish in the top-20. Gerald Mackedon and Matthew Sweeney both recorded a 78 (+6), while James Smoot rounded out scoring for the Johnnies with an 83 (+11). As a team, the Red Storm registered a 613 (+37) to finish ahead of five teams.

Lehigh maintained its top spot throughout the weekend, carding a combined two-under 581 to finish 16-strokes ahead of second-place Bucknell.

In the individual competition, Billy Johns and Johnny Hsu of host Lehigh finished in a tie for medalist honors at one-under 143, with Hsu claiming the victory with a final round 70 for the  tiebreaker.

With the fall season now in the rear-view mirror, the squad will return to competition in the spring with their first tournament taking place on Feb. 25, 2018, in Goodyear, Ariz. for the Loyola Intercollegiate




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