NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Oct. 2, 2016) – After pacing the ETSU men’s golf team in his collegiate debut three weeks ago in North Carolina, freshman Ben Reichert (East Amherst, N.Y.) picked up right where he left off this weekend in Connecticut.
Reichert – who finished tied for 18th in the Bucs’ season opener at the Rod Myers Invitational back on Sept. 11 – led the Blue and Gold at the Macdonald Cup, which concluded with final round play from The Course at Yale on Sunday.
Reichert recorded a 54-hole score of 3-over-par 213 (72-67-74) and finished tied for 10th in the 88-man field. The East Amherst, N.Y. native posted a 2-over 72 and followed that up with a 3-under 67 on Saturday, while closing out play with a 4-over 74 in Sunday’s final round.
Boston College’s Matt Naumec earned medalist honors as he totaled a 10-under-par 200 (64-69-67) and won the individual title by three shots of Yale’s Li Wang.
Harvard defended its team title as the Crimson shot even-par 840 (278-285-277) to clip Stirling University by two strokes. The Crimson began the final round two shots back of Stirling and recorded a 3-under 277, while Stirling carded a 1-over 281 on Sunday.
Overall, the Bucs finished 11th at 31-over-par 871 (298-286-287).
Junior Cayman Ratliff (Kingsport, Tenn.) led the Blue and Gold on Sunday as he shot a 2-under 68 en route to finishing tied for 24th at 5-over-par 215 (74-73-68). Ratliff’s 68 marked his lowest collegiate score in a single round. Senior Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Slaskie, Poland) finished tied for 51st (11-over-par 221) and sophomore Geuntae Kim (Daegu, South Korea) tied for 58th at 12-over-par 222.
The tournament got underway on Saturday but play was suspended due to darkness in the second round.
ETSU now gears up for its home tournament as the Bucs host the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, beginning on Friday, Oct. 14 at Blackthorn Club.
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