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.