Golf Closes Fall Season


Golf placed fifth in the Metropolitan intercollegiates. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

It was the last outing of the fall season for the Fordham golf team as the Rams competed in the Metropolitan Intercollegiate Championship, hosted by Wagner University, at Montclair Golf Club in West Orange, N.J. Fordham, as a team, carried a score of 18-over, good for fourth place out of eight programs on day one heading into Tuesday. 

Senior P.J. O’Rourke and sophomore Jake Mrva led the charge for the Rams on Monday as both golfers shot two-over, tied for the best score out of the entire Fordham roster. O’Rourke and Mrva entered Tuesday’s competition in a tie for eighth place after their first rounds. Sophomore Chris Konefal followed with his score of five-over to put him in a tie for 22nd in the standings. Senior Nicholas Manning notched a 79 during his first round, and senior Andreas Aivazoglou capped off his Monday with an 83, placing him in sole possession of 44th. 

Day two saw some bright lights for a few Rams as Fordham finished fifth out of eight teams to wrap up the fall season. Mrva recorded his first top-10 finish, tallying consecutive 72’s in his second 36 holes. Mrva finished in a share of eighth place. 

Mrva would finish his day with a combined score of 144, to set a career-best. Konefal continued his day one success as the senior matched his collegiate-best with an even-par 70 to move him into a tie for 10th place. This was Konefal’s first ever top-10 placement. Manning just missed the cut for the top-20 as the senior carded a 71 to place him in a share of 21st. 

O’Rourke dipped from his eighth-place finish on Monday to a tie for 25th on Tuesday after the senior shot a 79 in his second round of play. Aivazoglou lowered his day one score of 83 to a 78 which ultimately placed him alone for 43rd in the tournament. 

The Metropolitan Intercollegiate Championship concludes Fordham’s fall season. The Rams will resume action on the links in March.