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Men's golf hits sophomore slump

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By Kyle Kandetzki - STAFF WRITER

Following an impressive season opening performance, the Pride were looking to ride a wave of momentum to another good finish at Bethpage State Park. But they were to no avail.

Hofstra men’s golf participated in three-round Doc Gimmler event over the weekend in Farmingdale, N.Y.

The Pride’s second tournament of 2014 would turn out much less successful then they had hoped, scoring an overall 12th place out of 14 teams.

Hofstra was able to improve through the weekend, posting their best result in the final round.

The Pride would combine to shoot a plus four on Saturday, but it was only enough to boost them up one spot, over Central Connecticut State University.

Hofstra’s overall score was an 871, 48 strokes behind the team winner of the event, Yale University. Matt Oshrine of Loyola, Md. would be the individual winner at 16 shots under par.

David Mecca would turn in the best individual performance for the Pride with a 211, while Brandon Shin, last week’s top performer, came in second with 215.

David Won scored a 220, Sean Cavnaugh, 226, and Jonathan Farber, 227, would round out the remainder of the team that participated in the event.

Other teams in the area that competed included Loyola, who came in second, St. John’s in fifth, Harvard and Columbia tying for sixth, and St. Thomas Aquinas in ninth. Coming in behind Hofstra was Central Connecticut State and Manhattan College.

Next up, the men’s golf squad will travel to Piscataway, N.J. for the Rutgers Invitational. Meanwhile, women’s golf will be in Annapolis, Md. for the Navy Fall Invitational. Both events will occur over the coming weekend.Mecca 9-16

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