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Men's Golf News & Highlights

April 16, 2013

Torresin Sets Program Mark at Ursinus

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Torresin rolled a 260 yard a three-wood to three feet for his first eagle in competition this spring.

ELVERSON, Pa.-In general conversation, sub-par usually refers to something that is less than good. On Tuesday afternoon, however, Ryan Torresin's sub-par golf round at the Ursinus Invitational was very good. The Eastern University freshman claimed medalist honors with a one-under par 69 on the 6,312 yard North Course at Stonewall. The Eagles finished tied for seventh in a tight grouping.

The 331 team score was the lowest of the spring for Eastern. Logan Maurer finished with and 81 and David DiPirro added an 87. Billy Jackson and Kevin Anderson came through with 94 and 95 respectively.

Torresin, however was the real story of the day for the Eagles. After producing several rounds in the low 70's in the fall, he had yet to hit his stride in the tough conditions in the early spring. Today, however, as conditions improved to nearly optimal, Torresin's game was sparkling.  The round is the first round in the 60's in Eastern program history.

He was under par for much of his round, and though he gave two strokes back on his final two holes of a long round, his promise with some spectacular play and steady shot-making. He finished the day with five birdies and most critically no doubles. 

Torresin's biggest highlight came on the 525th 18th hole, which was his 15th of the day. He found the fairway short of the hazard off the tee and hit a 260 yard three wood to within three feet for a tap-in eagle.

At the end of the round, Torresin was tied with Messiah senior Matt Burkhart for the low round of the tournament. To break the tie, the golfer with the lowest score on the most difficult hole would be named medalist. Burkhart had also played brilliantly, but Torresin's birdie on the 455 yard 7th was the difference.

The Eagles return to the course for their home invitational at White Manor Country Club in one week, and Torresin and Burkhart will see each other again next Tuesday at Messiah's Invitational.

Messiah won today's match with an impressive 301. 

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Updated: Tuesday, 16 April 2013

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