The men’s golf team wrapped up its fall season over the weekend on a high note, finishing in fifth at the Lehigh Invitational due to exceptional play from Luke Edelman ’16.
Edelman shined for the Bison at the Saucon Valley Country Club in Bethlehem, Pa. when he posted scores of 72 and 74 in two rounds, resulting in a tie for third in the individual standings. This was the second time this season that he finished in the top three.
“I had a successful tournament, finishing tied for third individually. In fact, I was actually in the lead with six holes to go. However, I did not close the deal, which I am disappointed in,” Edelman said. “[But] it was still my second top-three finish in five events. Nonetheless, I will take it as a learning opportunity.”
Other Bison with strong performances were Dan Bernard ’13 in a tie for 21st (155), Zach Pogust ’15 in a tie for 26th (158), J.J. Szmadzinski ’13 in 29th (159) and Schuyler Stitzer ’14 in a tie for 32nd (161).
The Orange and Blue posted a team score of 308 in the first round, with a 36-hole total score of 617, placing them in fifth out of eight teams at the end of competition. Villanova finished in first place, with a cumulative score of 580. Individually, Villanova’s Michael Kania took first, beating his teammate Steve Skurla by one stroke. Edelman tied for third along with Cory Siegfried of Villanova and Doug Walters of Rutgers.
“I’m very excited about the spring championship season,” Edelman said. “I think that with our talent, if we put in the practice time we have the potential to be quite successful and that is the best part of it all.”