Michalek And Men's Golf Both Rank Third After First Day Of Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational

Michalek And Men's Golf Both Rank Third After First Day Of Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational

LITTLESTOWN, Pa. - Dan Michalek (Mount Airy, Md./Mount St. Joseph) finished third after the first day of the Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational to lead the Mount St. Mary's men's golf team to third-place standing on Monday. Teams competed in two continuous rounds of 36 holes on the afternoon.

Michalek posted an even round of 72 in the first round and then registered a one-over round of 73 in the second round to place third with a score of 145 after the first day, five strokes behind the current leader. Tonny Aizpun (Barcelona, Spain/Lycee Francais De Barcelone) is three strokes behind Michalek in eighth place after carding a 76 in the first round and a 72 in the second round of the day.

Kevin Ellison (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) (17th place, 152), Andrew Lawton (Severna Park, Md./Mount St. Joseph) (21st place, 156) and Ray Hyre (Bowie, Md./Bowie) (38th place, 161) rounded out the Mount's team competitors.

Sage Smith (Denver, Colo./Brophy) was the top individual finisher with a 10th-place standing after shooting a 75 in the first round and a 74 in the second round for a score of 149. Devin O'Grady (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) (23rd place, 157), Jake Wetzel (Blue Ridge Summit, Pa./Waynesboro Area) (32nd place, 159) and Ryan Lee (Leonia, N.J./Leonia) (51st place, 172) also competed as individuals in the Mountaineers home event.

Fordham leads the two-day, three-round event with a score of 593, five strokes ahead of Monmouth (598) while the Mount (601), Fairfield (607) and Robert Morris (608) round out the Top-5 teams in a nine-team field. The Mountaineers shot a 302 in the first round and a 299 in the second round for a total of 601.

Mount St. Mary's returns to action in the final round of the Mount St. Mary's Spring Invitational on Tuesday. Shot gun start at 8:30 a.m.