BY AJ DEAN, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
While the majority of the golf world was locked onto the Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga. this past weekend, the Susquehanna men’s golf team quietly put together a solid two-day performance at the Glenmaura Invite.
Susquehanna, which posted a score of 643 (+75), took fifth overall at the event. After defeating McDaniel, host school Scranton finished first overall with a score of 622 (+54).
The Crusaders received a valiant effort from junior Steve Welkie. Welkie finished third overall in the 60-man field after shooting a two-day score of 149. In addition to this, Welkie posted an even par 71 on the second day of the event. This tied for the lowest round score and was third overall in the field of 60 golfers.
The Crusaders received multiple strong contributions at the Invite. Freshman Dylan Gladd finished 24th overall with a score of 164. Right behind him was fellow freshman Daniel Wilson. Wilson finished 26th overall with a score of 165. Sophomore Ryan Bruvik and junior Anthony Canarie also put forth solid efforts. Bruvik (166) and Canarie (170) placed 30th and 35th, respectively.
“I think we got off to a slow start on day one,” Canarie said. “But I was really happy to see us bounce back and post a good number on day two. I think that shows our character, and I’m excited to see how we do this weekend at conferences.”
This weekend’s efforts helped the team gain additional experience, which will prove to be valuable. Furthermore, it helped Susquehanna catch a glimpse of its potential in the immediate future.
When speaking of the teams overall performance, Gladd said: “I thought the course set up was very fair and not harder one day over the other. Again, our team was a second day team as we tied our best team score for one day at 313.”
The best is still yet to come for the Crusaders.
Susquehanna will be back in action on April 20 at 1 p.m. when they host the two-day Susquehanna invitational.