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Men's Golf News & Highlights

April 02, 2013

Conditions Slow Eagles at Alvernia Invite

MOHNTON, Pa.- Down a couple top golfers, Eastern University Golf competed in tough conditions at the Alvernia University Invitational. In the best of weather, the 6,800 yard track at LedgeRock Country Club would provide a stiff test for any golfer. Today, was not the best of weather. With gusting winds affecting nearly every stroke, Eastern posted a season-worst 383. 

Logan Maurer finished tied for 16th in the nine-team invitational with a solid 84. Maurer avoided the big number and carded eight pars and a pair of double-bogeys on the up-and-down course. Maurer rebounded from a tough double on the short part four 16th with pars on the two challenging closing holes. The uphill 418-yard 17th, which plays as the No. 2 handicap hole on the course, had its way with most of the field. The hole played straight into a gusting wind and yielded only one birdie and nine pars on the afternoon.

Maurer also parred the 627 yard 18th. The Eagles were either feast or famine on the down-hill finishing hole. Maurer, Ryan Torresin, and Kevin Andersen each parred the hole. Billy Jackson and Glen Westerlund did not fair so well. Jackson doubled the hole, and Westerlund hit multiple balls into the green-side hazzard and posted an 11.

Torresin started his day with a pair of doubles before bouncing back with two brilliant shots on the 532 yard eighth. Torresin found the fairway with his drive and put a long iron within 18 feet of the cup. He missed the Eagle put and had a tap in for birdie. Torresin was never able to get a run of pars going and finished back in the field with an 88. 

Andersen finished with a 101, the senior ran into trouble on the three closing holes of the front side. Westerlund and Jackson finished with a 110 and a 111.

 Messiah College won the Invitational with a 328. Keystone College finished two strokes back with a 330 and the host Crusaders finished with a 332.

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Updated: Wednesday, 03 April 2013

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