SAMMAMISH, WASH. – During a two-day span in which both mornings’ tee times were delayed due to fog, Seattle U men’s golf impressed by placing fifth as a team at the Husky Invitational, hosted by the University of Washington at the par-71 Aldarra Golf Club in Sammamish, Wash. The Redhawks competed against golfers from Boise State, Hawaii, Idaho, Long Beach State, Nevada, San Diego, San Jose State, Washington, Washington State, and even Sweden and Taiwan.
Freshman Nathan Cogswell once again led the Redhawks, posting two rounds of five-over 76 before finishing with an even-par 71 for a total score of ten over par and a 20th-place ranking out of 64 total competitors. Fellow freshman Jack Rahon, competing in his first collegiate tournament, finished three strokes behind Cogswell with rounds of 76, 77 and 73, good for a 27th-place tie. Junior Greg Gionfriddo (73-77-78) had Seattle U’s best total score after two rounds, but finished with a total of fifteen over par – the same score as classmate Zack Overstreet (76-75-77). Sophomores Gabe Spach (82-76-75) and Tommy Almojuela (79-81-73) also finished in a tie, posting 20 over par. Two Seattle U golfers – sophomores Ben Gruher (81-82-80) and Quinton Borseth (94-87-92), competed as individuals.
Head Coach Marc Chandonnet was very pleased with his team's performance. "“Another solid finish for our team on a very difficult golf course," he said. "We want to thank Aldarra, its members and its staff for opening up such a fantastic property to collegiate golf. That course is tough - it will test you both physically and mentally. Our guys did an amazing job hanging on through adversity and, like always, fought hard until the end. I am proud of them and I look forward to growing our program with these men."
Next, Seattle U heads to Madera, Calif., from Oct. 1-2 for the Nick Watney Invitational, hosted by Fresno State University.