The Elizabethtown College men’s golf team participated in the Alvernia Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 7, finishing in a tie for third in the team standings. The Blue Jays had two golfers finish in the top-10 in the individual standings. Etown has not finished outside the top five in team standings in any tournament this fall.
Senior Ryan Laudeman and sophomore Kyle Hakun placed back-to-back in the individual standings, finishing fifth and sixth, respectively. Laudeman shot three-over for a 75 on the afternoon. Laudeman posted the team’s best individual performance for the third time in four tournaments this fall. His best finish was at the Marywood Tournament where he finished second.
Hakun, playing in his second tournament of the fall, finished in the top 10 for the first time this season. He tied for 14th in the Penn State Harrisburg Invitational earlier this season.
For the afternoon, the Blue Jays shot 37-over par for a score of 325. That score tied them with York College (Pa.) for the third-best team performance at the Invitational out of 11 teams that participated. Moravian College took home the team title, shooting 14-over par for a score of 302, two shots better than Messiah College.
Outside of Laudeman and Hakun’s top-10 finishes, the Blue Jays had three other golfers place between 30th and 43rd. Junior Adam Amspacher shot 13-over par to finish in a tie for 30th. Senior Ryan Forbes shot 17-over par for a tie for 40th place and sophomore Chuck Johnston finished 18-over par, good for 43rd place.
The golf team wrapped up its fall season at the Chestnut Hill Griffin Invitational on Tuesday, Oct. 14 at the Indian Valley Country Club.
The team placed fourth out of 12 teams at the Invitational. The Blue Jays were five shots behind second place Moravian and Wilmington (Del.) and were six shots behind first place Chestnut Hill.
The Blue Jays had three golfers place in the top-15 in the individual rankings. The team was led by Johnston who played his best round of the fall, shooting a 78 for the day. He placed tied for 10th. Amspacher and Laudeman shot 80’s and placed in a tie for 14th. Forbes and first-year Chris Heuer tied for 23rd overall after shooting an 82 for the day.