This past weekend, UR men’s golf had their best performance yet this season, winning the fall portion of the Liberty League Championships at Potsdam Country Club in Potsdam, N.Y. Numerous strong individual performances resulted in excellent overall play from the entire team.
The ‘Jackets’ best score came from senior Dominick Schumacher, who shot 148 over the two rounds—a score good enough to tie for second overall. Juniors Daniel Luftspring and Jona Scott were not far behind, shooting 149 on the weekend.
Each school sent five golfers to make up a team. The team’s score was simply a combination of the five scores. UR took the tournament with a total score of 598 over the two days, putting them five ahead of Skidmore College which finished second place at 603.
UR’s victory earns them the right to host the final two rounds of the Liberty League Championships in April, which will be held at Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville, N.Y. With a spot in the NCAA Division III National Championships on the line for the winning school of the Liberty League, UR will look to hold their lead.
The fact that this year’s national championships will take place in Rochester at both the Mendon Golf Club and Midvale Country Club continues to motivate the team. UR will wrap up their fall season during fall break, as they travel to Atlanta, Ga. for the Royal Lakes Oglethorpe University Invitational.
Shapiro is a member of the class of 2016.