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Gunerman finishes second

16 April 2014 By Kati Day, Staff Writer No Comments

The Tigers finished fourth in a field of 14 teams after competing at the Fairleigh Dickinson University Invitational at Crystal Springs Country Club in Hamburg, N.J. on Sunday and Monday.

The 6,734-yard course proved to be difficult, with 20 to 30 mile an hour winds, causing some players to struggle and make big numbers.

“The course definitely took some prisoners out there,” Senior Joe Gunerman said.

Gunerman led the team after carding a split score of 78-72, for a two-day total of 150. Gunerman finished second in the field of 75 players.

After the first day, he was tied for 15th but made a string of birdies to move up the leader board in the final round.

“I made birdies on the fifth and sixth hole and got back in it,” Gunerman said. “I knew I was in control enough that I could pass a lot of guys.”

The Tigers carded a total of 626 strokes on the par 71 course. Binghamton finished in first place with a total of 612, followed by Fairleigh Dickinson in second with a total of 618 and Central Connecticut in third place with 625.

Gunerman finished four strokes behind first-place individual Matt DeJohn of Central Connecticut who had a two-day split score of 75-71.

Freshman Juan Veloza tied for 13th after getting off to a shaky start on Sunday with an 81. Veloza improved five strokes on Monday shooting a 76, adding to a two-day total of 157.

“It wasn’t our best team performance,” Gunerman said. “But it was a good tune up for the rest of the season, especially for our conference tournament.”

Sophomore Ryan Siegler followed closely behind after carding a split score of 77-81 for a total of 158, finishing 19th individually.

Freshman Tyler Silberberg finished the tournament with a 19-over-par total of 161 to tie for 26th. Senior Matt Fry finished fifth for the Tigers after carding a total of 166 to tie for 44th.

The Tigers will compete this weekend at the Navy Spring Invitational in Annapolis, Maryland on April 18 and 19. Tee times will start at 8 a.m.


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