The Drexel University men’s golf team traveled to Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pennsylvania Oct. 31 to participate in the City Six Invitational. In what was their final tournament of the fall season, the Dragons managed to finish second in a field of six. The tournament was a one-day event, so only one round of golf was played. As a team, Drexel managed to shoot a 301.
The Dragons got their strongest performance from junior Yoseph Dance. Dance shot a 74 at Merion and finished the tournament tied with three other golfers for the third lowest individual score. Freshman Mike Cook also had a strong showing. Cook’s 75 earned him a spot in a four-way tie for the seventh lowest individual score. Senior Chris Crawford, who had the lowest individual score at last falls City Six Invitational, finished the tournament with a 76. Crawford’s scored tied him with Sophomore Adam Misretta for 11th place individually.
Despite their players having four of the eleven best individual scores, the Dragons fell short of team victory by three strokes. The St. Joseph’s University men’s golf team shot a combined 298 on the day. St. Joseph’s got their best performance from Senior Brian Turley, who led all individuals with a score of 71. Turley, St. Joseph’s best individual performer, finished three strokes ahead of Yoseph Dance, a margin that would serve as the deciding factor for victory in the tournament.
This is the second year in a row that Drexel has finished the City Six invitational in second place. Last fall, the Dragons shot a 292 at Merion and ended the tournament just two strokes behind the University of Pennsylvania men’s golf team.
Falling just short of winning the City Six Invitational for a second straight year likely has the Dragons frustrated with their results. Nonetheless, each individual on the team performed at a high level. Drexel has a lot to look forward to, but they’ll have to wait a while to get back out for another tournament. With their fall season officially over, the Dragons will not play in again until March 20 of 2016, when they will travel to Wilmington, North Carolina for a matchup against The University of North Carolina at Wilmington men’s golf team.