Mount St. Mary's at Penn's Rehoboth Beach Fall Invitational
WHEN: Mon, Sep 27, 2010
WHERE: Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, Del.
opening tee... The Mount heads to Rehoboth Beach, Del., on Monday for its next appearance in Penn's Rehoboth Beach Fall Invitational. The team will tee off for 36 holes of play on Monday. This will mark the Mount's third appearance in this tournament in the past four seasons.
last time at this event... Sage Smith finished seventh to lead the Mount St. Mary's men's golf team to a fifth-place standing at the Rehoboth Beach Fall Invitational on Sept. 28, 2009. Smith posted a 71 in the first round and then registered a 75 in the second round of the afternoon for a 146, four strokes behind the medalist. It was the junior's second top-10 standing this season after finishing third at the Rutgers Invitational. Dan Michalek (28th place, 153) Brad Gerick (30th place, 154), Nick Tornetta (38th place, 156) and Jeff Kingsbury (51st place, 162) also competed for the Mount's team score.
last time out... Freshman Kevin Ellison finished sixth to lead the Mount St. Mary's men's golf team to a fourth place finish after two rounds at the Longwood Manor Intercollegiate on Sept. 14. Ellison shot three over (75) in the first half and one over (73) in the second round to finish the first day of competition in sixth place with a two-round score of 148, seven strokes behind the current leader. The freshman posted his two best scores of his collegiate career after making his collegiate debut at the Turning Stone Tigers Intercollegiate on Sept. 6. Dan Michalek (11th place, 149), Ray Hyre (20th place, 153), Devin O'Grady (30th place, 157) and Jake Wetzel (43rd place, 172) rounded out the Mount's competitors.
next on tap...The Mount men's golf team heads to Egg Harbor Township, N.J., to participate in the ECAC Championships on Oct. 1-2. They will compete in two 18-hole rounds at the Twisted Dunes Golf Club.
nec statements... In five out of the last six years, the Mount has posted a Top-11 finisher in the NEC Championships. Andrew Hill accomplished the feat in 2004-05, Jordan Bertoglio did it in 2005-06 and Kevin Farrell earned the recognition in 2006-07 and 2007-08. Farrell became the fifth Mount golfer to repeat All-NEC honors. The Mount has had 13 players earn All-NEC recognition in program history and 18 times a player received the nod. In 2009-10, senior Brad Gerick earned All-Tournament honors after finishing in ninth place.
new to the mountain...Freshmen Kevin Ellison (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt), Ryan Lee (Leonia, N.J./Leonia), and Devin O'Grady (Lancaster, Pa./Manheim Township) join the squad for the 2010-2011 season.
about the coach: Kevin Farrell enters his second season as the men's golf coach at Mount St. Mary's. Farrell served as an assistant coach in 2008-2009 and also helped out at the Quail Valley Golf Course. The 2008 graduate at the Mount, earned All-NEC honors in 2007 and 2008 after finishing eighth at the NEC.