This Sunday’s, the UR Golf team’s performance at the Hershey Cup was led by sophomore Garrett Sweeney, who shot an opening round 76 (+5) to tie for eighth overall, followed closely by Jona Scott at 79 (+8) for 22nd. After day one, all that separated players third through ninth was a tight nine shots. With barely any room to breathe in the middle of the table, Rochester was sitting seventh place out of 15 teams with a total of 319, one shot from tying for fifth place.
Despite a hugely improved 305 round on Monday, UR could not push higher into the standings and finished day two still in seventh. Leading the way for the ‘Jackets on Monday was junior G.W. VanderZwaag, who pulled out a round of 70 (-1), the record lowest of any UR student in the tournament, jumping up 40 spots to tie for 24th overall with a total of 156.
However, it was sophomore Jona Scott who put together a consistently impressive performance over the weekend closing out the second round in a tie for 11th at 154. Freshman Garrett Sweeney ended in a tie for 28th, junior Dominick Schumacher finished in 39th, and freshman Luis Arteaga rounded out the UR top five with a tie for 49th place.
UR also participated in the individual standings through freshman Corey Mitchener, who placed 39th with a two-day 161, and freshman Scott Chudacoff, who finished in 78th overall.
Franklin and Marshall College managed to fend off Skidmore to take the team title as well as the championship; the highest-ranked individual was Ben Mitchell, with a total of 153.
UR Men’s Golf will play again this weekend in the NYU invitational at Forest Hills Field Club.
Conway is a member of the class of 2017.