Lustig Leads Saints at Duke Nelson Invitational
Sept. 16: Sophomore Brandon Lustig shot back-to-back rounds of six-over par 76 and finished tied for seventh overall to lead St. Lawrence University's men's golf team at the 2012 Duke Nelson Invitational on the 6315-yard par 71 Ralph Myre Golf Course at Middlebury College.
RPI made a hard charge on Sunday to come from 16 strokes down to take the team title with a 607 total. Skidmore was second with 613 with Middlebury third at 618, Williams fourth at 619 with Trinity (620), Clarkson (629) and the Saints (632) following in the team standings in the 25-team field.
Lustig recorded his second straight top ten finish and the fourth of his career with his two 76s for a 152 total. Sophomore Jack Whelan matched Lustig on Saturday with a 76 and shot 81 on Sunday for a 157 to finish tied for 22nd at 157 while Graham Niles was tied for 50th with rounds of 80 and 81 for a 1561 total, John Ferguson tied for 74th with rounds of 83 and 82 for a 165 total and Jack Reardon tied for 81st with rounds of 80 and 86 for a 166 total.
The Saints were fifth after day one of competition with a best four-of-five team score of 312, but had the eighth best team scoring round of the day on Sunday at 320 to slide back to seventh in the overall standings.
The Saints will compete in the Liberty League Championship qualifier at Saratoga Springs next weekend. The top four teams in that event will advance to a spring match play tournament, hosted by the medal play tournament winner, with the winner of the match play tournament gaining the league's automatic NCAA bid.