Farrell And Kingsbury Fuel Men's Golf To Fifth At NEC Championships After Day Two
HERSEY, Pa. Kevin Farrell (Lemoyne, Pa./Trinity) moved up into eighth place and Jeff Kingsbury (North Beach, Md./Northern) sits in 10th place to lead Mount St. Mary's to its best two-round total at the Northeast Conference Men's Golf Championships on Saturday. The Mount goes into the final round in fifth place after carding a 594.
Farrell has posted two of the Top-10 scores in program history at the league championships and sits in good position to earn his second-straight All-NEC honors. Farrell carded a 73 (eighth-best in team history) in the first round and a 72 (fifth-best in program history) in the second round to jump into eighth place with program-record two-round total of 145, five strokes behind the current leaders.
Kingsbury, who opened the second day as the leader after shooting an NEC Tournament program-record 69 on Friday, registered a 77 in the second round to post a two-day score of 146 to still remain in the Top-10 in the 10th spot. The 147 is the fourth-best two-round total by a Mount player in the NEC Tournament.
Sacred Heart leads the competition with a score of 577, 12 strokes ahead of Robert Morris (589) while Central Connecticut State (593), Monmouth (593), Mount St. Mary's (594), Long Island (599), Fairleigh Dickinson (603), Saint Francis (Pa.) (607), Quinnipiac (611), Wagner (657) and St. Francis (N.Y.) (686) rounded out the competing teams. The Mount's score of 594 is the best two-round mark at the league championships, surpassing the 608 mark set in 1998 and 2007.
Along with Farrell and Kingsbury, Justin Sick (Miami, Fla./Miami Palmetto) notched the fourth Top-10 performance in program history at the NEC Championships after posting the third-best mark with a 71 in the second round to finish the two days with a 150 in 19th place, five strokes away from earning all conference. Jake Wetzel (Blue Ridge Summit, Pa./Waynesboro Area) (32ns place, 155) and Sage Smith (Scottsdale, Ariz./Brophy) (38th place, 158) rounded out the Mount's participants.
Mount St. Mary's wraps up the Northeast Conference Championships on Sunday at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa.