Three Top-10 Finishes Gives XU a Third Place Finish at the Maryland Intercollegiate
Sept. 19, 2010
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The Xavier men's golf team had three top-10 finishes and an outstanding collegiate debut en route to a third place finish at the Maryland Intercollegiate. The team led the tournament in two statistical categories on the par-71 6,801-yard River Marsh Golf Club at Hyatt Regency Resort. The Muskteers' team score read 287-284-285--856.
"The course was in beautiful condition," Head Coach Doug Steiner said. "It was set up difficultly today, but our guys hung in there and performed well."
The Muskteers led the 15-team tournament in birdies, carding 48. In addition, Xavier led in par-5 scoring, going 27-under on those holes. Junior Sebastian MacLean and rookie Yuki Kato were tied for second for best par-5 scoring, shooting 8-under for the event. Kato led the tournamenti in eagles, making two including one on his final hole of his round today. The team was second overall in eagles, with three.
Senior Peter O'Neill was at the head of the charge for Xavier shooting the only even-par tournament total. O'Neill's ninth place finish was his fourth career top-10 appearance. The Carmel, Ind., native shot a 1-under-par 70 to finish at 213. His 38 pars throughout the tournament was the second-best tally in the field.
Senior Herbert Day also made a visit to the top-10 on the heels of a 1-over-par final round to finish with a 1-over-par 214. Day tied with Kato for 10th place. Kato had one of the best final rounds for XU, carding a 1-under-par 70. In his first collegiate appearance, Kato made four birdies and an eagle to go 6-under through his last ten holes. The Las Vegas native finished off the tournament with an eagle.
Junior Chris Burger was the fourth finisher for XU, shooting a 7-over-par 220 to finish in the top 25. Burger had the lowest Muskteer round of the meet, with a 2-under-par 69 in the second round. Junior Sebastian MacLean had a 1-over-par 73 to finish 10-over-par.
The University of Penn State won the event with a team score of 844. Penn State's won the tournament with a 6-under-par 207.
The Muskteers are off for a couple weeks before heading down to Ft. Myers, Fla., to play host to the Renaissance Invitational. Stay tuned to GOXAVIER.com for more information.