Bears golf captures SUNY Canton Invite
CANTON, N.Y.—The SUNY Potsdam golf team put together its best performance of the season to edge the host Kangaroos for the 2013 SUNY Canton Invitational Title. The Bears shot a combined 321 to match Canton, but had better individual performances to win the tiebreaker. Potsdam sophomore John Hickey finished second overall with a 78, falling just short of the individual title in a two-hole playoff. St. Lawrence was third with a 344. SUNY ESF was fourth with a 347 and Canton's B team rounded out the competitors with a 361.
Senior Harrison Davenport was fourth with a round of 80 and sophomore Kevin Doherty was just a stroke behind to tie for fifth place. Sophomore Conor Talty was seventh overall with an 82 and junior Ryan Merriman sealed Potsdam's win with an 83 to tie for eighth. Merriman's 83 was five strokes ahead of Canton's fifth finisher Nolan Reid to give the Bears the tiebreaker.
Potsdam will enter postseason play next Saturday, Oct. 5 at the ECAC Qualifier in Macedon, N.Y.