Golf takes 3rd at Farmingdale

By Arielle Friscia
April 23, 2009

The men’s golf team played in the Farmingdale State University Invitational a two-day golf tournament at Bethpage State Park.

The team placed third overall after two days of teeing up for 18 holes.

The strong Cavaliers did not drop below the third place position the entire tournament.

On Thursday, April 16, the men’s golf team started its tournament for the first round.

Tim Harner, senior, secondary education major, tied for fourth on the first day of the tournament. He finished with a round of 77.

On the first day, Harner was only three shots away from the leader from Nassau Community College.

“The first day went OK I played pretty well but I knew I could have done a lot better,” Harner said.” I just made a lot of mental mistakes.”

Chris Lawler junior accounting major, tied for seventh on, the first day of the tournament, while Mike Ryan, sophomore, was tied for 12th place.

“Our goal for the tournament was to win,” Lawler said. “We are happy with our scores, the whole team played well and we lost to some pretty good teams.”

On the first day alone, Cabrini finished with a plus 47 and remained in second place.

The second day of the tournament started fairly early with Chris Sarvadi, freshman communication major, teeing off first for the Cavaliers.

“I went out and just played my game and I ended up playing pretty good, as well as the team,” Sarvadi said.

Sarvadi ended up tied for 13th place, which brought Cabrini to plus 77. Lawler finished eighth overall.

“I felt I could have done better, but with the second round at 73 it was a break- through round that I needed,” Sarvadi said.

Conor Trainor, senior, tied for sixth place for the tournament, shooting and eight over round of 75.

“It was a great experience to go up to New York last week. What made it more special was the fact that we were playing at Bethpage which is holding the U.S. open in June,” Trainor said.

Harner placed fifth overall among the 32 golfers who golfed in the tournament. He was 16-over par.

“The second day I hit the ball a lot better and it felt very good to get fifth in the tournament,” Harner said. “There were a lot of good players at the tournament and I needed a good finish like this to boost my confidence.”

Nassau Community College ended up taking the crown in the tournament.

While the host of the tournament Farmingdale took the runner up position.

Cabrini finished in third place out of the six teams at the tournament. The team still has extra confidence in clinching the Colonial States Athletic Conference.

“Overall our team put in a great fighting performance and almost came away with a win on the final day,” Trainor said. “I can see no reason why we can’t clinch the CSAC next weekend and go forward to nationals.

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