Golf Has Strong Showing at Monmouth Hawk Invitational


Finishing second out of four teams, the Rams showed prowess on the course. (Courtesy of Fordham Athletics)

Fordham Golf traveled to New Jersey for their second competition of the spring at the Monmouth Hawk Invitational in Deal, N.J.
The Rams finished second out of four teams, an improvement from their performance at the South Jersey Kick-Off last month. At that tournament, Fordham finished in sixth place out of seven teams.

Junior Nicholas Manning was Fordham’s top performer on the day. He finished at three-under 68, a career best day for Manning both in terms of overall finish and single-round score. In first place individually was Monmouth University’s Ethan Lee, who finished at five-under.

This was a step up for Manning, who finished in a tie for 44th place at the South Jersey Kick-Off.

Senior P.J. O’Rourke was also a top-five finisher, coming in at three-over 74.

Behind him was senior Andreas Aivazoglou in a tie for seventh place at six-over 77 and senior John Kryscio in a tie for tenth place with a 78.
The Rams have just one more event before the Atlantic 10 Championship at the end of April in Florida. Fordham is looking to improve on their ninth place finish at A-10’s last year, where O’Rourke’s performance was a bright spot. His fifth place finish in Florida a year ago marked a program best for Fordham.

Fordham will travel to Easton, Pa. for the Abarta Coca-Cola Collegiate Invitational hosted by Lafayette College beginning on April 16. That invitational will likely feature a large number of talented schools and will serve as a good tune-up just two weeks before A-10’s.