September 25, 2001

Golf Takes 19th Place

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At the James Madison Invitational in Harrisonburg, Va., this past weekend, the golf team finished 19th out of 24 teams with a two-day score of 608.

For the Red, Matt Rymer led the way by shooting 147, which put him in 34th place in the 123-player field.

Behind him were Tim Roth (153, 85th), Dave Nayak (154, 93rd), Justin Watzka (158, 109th) and Justin Gatwood (159, 110th).

“We played really solid,” said Nayak. “It was a great tournament for us, especially after getting off to a rough start at the Cornell/Colgate Invitational [last weekend].”

“This tourney gives us a lot of confidence, especially going into the spring season,” he added.

St. John’s won the event, shooting 562, and placed three golfers in the top 10. It was followed by Penn State, Maryland, William and Mary and Richmond.

“Considering the amount of good teams that were there, we played really well,” Nayak said, referring to a field which included several Big Ten and Big East schools.

After the first day of play, the Red found itself in 20th place, with Penn State in the lead.

The team now has a couple of weeks to rest and will return to action on October 12 during the Stabler Invitational at Lehigh.

“We’re all looking forward to traveling to Lehigh,” Nayak said.

Archived article by Shiva Nagaraj