Towson claims third
Towson took home third-place this weekend at the Cabo del Sol Intercollegiate in Cabo, Mexico. This is the fourth consecutive top three-finish for the Tigers this season.
The team played a total of three rounds over the weekend carding a team score of 886, just four strokes behind first-place UC-Irvine. San Francisco finished in second place with a final score of 883.
Host team Santa Clara took home fourth-place in the field of 11 teams.
Jobim Carlos of San Francisco took home individual first-place with a three round total of 212.
Tigers senior Matt Fry tied for third-place in the 57-player field with Pete Fernandez (UC-Irvine), Patrick Sato (Seattle), Hudson Carpenter (South Dakota State) and Tyler Kertson(Santa Clara).
Fry improved each round, shooting 75, 73, 70. Fry’s 54-hole total of 218 was just six strokes shy of first-place.
Freshman Juan Veloza tied for 10th place with Evan McLeod (Santa Clara) and Robert Monaco (Santa Clara). Veloza shot a 78, 67 and 75 in three rounds, carding a 54-hole total of 220.
Senior Joe Gunerman improved each round and shot a final round score of 72.
Sophomore Ryan Siegler had a three-day total of 230, including his tournament-low of 75.
Junior Sam Stewart followed with a total of 232, and a low score of 73.
The field competed on two courses for the three day tournament. Though the Ocean Course proved challenging the first day, the Tigers fought back on Tuesday to place as a team.
“The conditions were pretty tough the first day,” Fry said. “The golf is different than what we’re used to. The holes are a lot tighter than our home course, and there are definitely a lot of hazards.”
The team came together with an 18-stroke improvement from the first to second rounds.
Though they fell shy of their third win this season, Fry thinks the team continues to improve every round.
“There is definitely more of a team aspect to golf than you would think,” Fry said.
The Tigers will play in North Carolina at the end of this month to compete in the Pirate Intercollegiate from Oct. 27-29.