Fordham Golf Takes Part in MacDonald Cup


The Rams fell at the MacDonald Cup. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Another weekend of Fordham Golf has come and gone. The Rams made the trip to New Haven, Conn. to compete in the MacDonald Cup hosted by Yale University. It wasn’t an ideal finish for the Rams, who placed 11th out of 11 programs, but there were still some positive takeaways to come out of Fordham’s third outing of the fall season.
Day one at the Course at Yale saw senior John Kryscio shoot a season low even-par 70 in the first round of the 36 hole contest. Kryscio would later shoot a 76 in his second round of day one. The senior led the charge for the Rams at the completion of day one with five birdies, sitting in a tie for 31st place heading into day two.

Fordham also had two more golfers finish their first 36 holes with five birdies. Sophomore Jake Mrva and senior Andreas Aivazoglou both birdied four holes in round one and an additional hole in their second round of play.
To conclude Saturday’s competition, senior Nicholas Manning wrapped up his first two rounds in 40th place shooting four-over in both rounds on Saturday while etching four birdies to his scorecard.

Despite a lower finish as a team on Sunday, Manning and Kryscio had big career weekends in New Haven. Manning matched his season-low even-par score of 70 in the first round on Sunday, birdieing three consecutive holes and finishing t-30 for the weekend which was the highest placement by any Fordham golfer in the competition.
Manning finished play shooting a career-best 218 in three-round play, which is six strokes better than his previous 224 score in the 2019 MacDonald Cup. Kryscio also set a new career-best in three-round play as the senior shot a 222 erasing his former career-low score of 223 at the UConn Invitational back in 2019. The Fordham senior finished the weekend in a tie for 45th place.

Fordham will have extensive time off from tournament play to hopefully reset. The Rams are set to return to the links on Oct. 21 as they make the trip to Bethlehem, Pa. to compete in the two day event, the Lehigh Invitational.