Army Golfers Finish Tied For Third At Mulekicker Fall Classic




WEST POINT, N.Y. Despite having six golfers in the Top 20, the Army golf team finished in a tie for third with Bucknell at the Mulekicker Fall Classic Sunday afternoon at the West Point Golf Course. Army finished with a 605 (310-295), 13 shots back of champion Rutgers, which combined to shoot 592 over the 36-hole tournament.  

Bucknell’s Charles Waddell and Seth Hirschhorn from Rutgers each finished with a combined score of 141, but Waddell won individual medalist honors in a three-hole playoff.

Army fielded three teams at this invitational. The Army Gold team came in fifth overall with a 36-hole composite of 609 (307-302), and the Army Gray squad combined to shoot five strokes better in today’s round, finishing tied for 10th at 623 (314-309).

Junior co-captain Patrick Beverly fell short in his quest to take home the individual title, finishing four strokes back in third place. After shooting a one-over par 71 yesterday, Beverly carded a 74 today to bring his two-round total to 145. Classmates David Padgalskas (74-74) and Joey Cave (71-77) tied for sixth overall at 148. Junior Matt Hanlon shot a three-over 73 today to lower his combined score to 150, and tied with sophomore Sam Walenz (78-72) for 10th overall.

Sophomore Adam Renfroe rounded out the Top-20 finishers for Army. Renfroe tied for 18th with a two-round score of 152 (78-74).

The Black Knights return to action in two weeks at the Service Academy Classic in Dallas, Texas.

Army Scorers (varsity)
T6. Joey Cave 71-77-148
T10. Matt Hanlon 77-73-150
T10. Sam Walenz 78-72-150
T48. Jay Twitty 88-73-161
T60. Mark Garrison 84-80-164
Total: 310-295-605 (T-3rd of 14)

Army Gold Team
3. Patrick Beverly 71-74-145
T18. Adam Renfroe 78-74-152
T33. James Raymond 78-78-156
T60. Jon Cook 88-76-164
DQ. Josh Cook 80-DQ
Total: 307-302-609 (5th of 14)

Army Gray Team
T6. David Padgalskas 74-74-148
42. Minou Pak 83-76-159
T43. Gary Beene 82-78-160
T48. John Kircher 77-84-161
T55. Jeff Lee 81-81-162
Total: 314-309-623 (T-10th of 14)

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