By Akshay Kripalani, Staff writer
Both Men’s and Women’s golf ended the 2016-2017 sea- son on Saturday, April 22.
The Men’s Golf team competed at the National Invitational Tournament at the Glenmaura National Golf Club in Moosic, Pennsylvania, while the Women’s golf team competed at the Centennial Conference Championship Tournament at the Fox Chase Golf Club in Stevens, Pennsylvania.
The men’s team came in eighth out of 12 teams. The women’s team finished seventh in the championship.
In the men’s match, everyone played well but there was one player who came out on top for the River Hawks. That play- er was junior Connor White, who finished in 24th place. He finished with a two-day score 13-over par with a score of 155.
Next for the River Hawks was senior Matthew Schaffner, who finished in a tie for 29th place with a two-day score of 159. Junior Rob Johnson fin- ished third out the River Hawks scoring with a score of 177 which tied for 51st place.
On the women’s side, the team had a strong showing, but one player shined for the River Hawks: freshman Michelle Davidson, who had seven pars at the event. She finished in 19th place with a two-day score of 183 points and 39-over par.
“The greens were fast on both days, although the first day was harder because it was raining,” Davidson said. Davidson was able to birdie number nine, which was considered to be one of the toughest holes on the course for both days.
“I hit my driver to the left- side of the fairway so I would have a better approach shot and I was able to hit a wedge shot after that to about eight feet away from the pin. After that I was able to hit the birdie putt,” Davidson said.
Sophomore Samantha Thompson came in 23rd position, freshman Kira Hunter came in 30th and senior Jocelyn Tamayo was 32nd for the River Hawks.
Sarah Hanson from Gettysburg was the Centenial Con- ference tournament champion with a six-over par 150.
Gettysburg also won the team title on the day and Mc- Daniel came in second.
Dickinson finished in fourth, Ursinus in fifth, Franklin & Marshall in sixth and finally Susquehanna in seventh place.
Congratulations to both Men’s and Women’s Golf for a great season.