Sept. 9: Sophomore Jack Whelan matched the low collegiate round since the reinstitution of men's golf at St. Lawrence University in 1999 with a three-under par 69, leading the Saint men to the team championship and its first win at its own tourney since 2003 in the weather-abbreviated 2012 St. Lawrence Collegiate Invitational.
Colin was a member of the ski team and played baseball in addition to playing golf. He was captain of both the baseball and Alpine teams and was all league in skiing and MVP. He was a three-year honor roll student.
A captain of the golf team, Justin was a three-year Frontier League All Star. He also played soccer and hockey and earned a Northern Athletic Conference All Academic award in hockey. He was a member of the National Honor Society.
Graham joins the Saint program as a transfer and was All Northern in golf in high school and has had success in a variety of Northern New York amateur tournaments. He was a National Honor Society member at Brushton-Moira and earned ALl Northern Academic honors.
St. Lawrence University's men's golf program has established
itself as a contender for regional and national honors after being brought back
as a varsity program in 2000.
The Saint golf team had some spectacular years in the 1950s
including an appearance in the 1952 NCAA Tournament as that team went
undefeated through the regular season was one of 24 teams invited to play for
the national championship. That team was the only small college among a field
that included Michigan, Texas, Southern California, LSU, Florida, Stanford and
North Carolina among others.
The program was discontinued in the late 1970s and
resurrected for the 2000 season as coach Mary Lawrence quickly built a program
which contended for NCAA Division III honors. It took just four years from the
resumption of the program to make the NCAA Division III Championship field as
the Saints made back-to-back appearances in 2003 and 2004.
The Saint men's and women's golf teams play and practice on
the St. Lawrence University Golf Course, a championship-caliber course adjacent
to the SLU campus and also take advantage of the Indoor Golf Training Center, a
facility devoted exclusively to the Saint golf teams and one of the few such
facilities in the Northeast.
St. Lawrence University's men's golf team concluded its 2012
season with a fourth place finish at the Nazareth Spring Invitational, held at
the Monroe Country Club and Ravenwood in Rochester Saturday and Sunday.
Freshman Jack Whelan shot a three-under-par total of 141 to
finish second overall and St. Lawrence University's men's golf team posted its
best team score in thrt 81-75ee seasons with a 601 total, good for fourth place
as the Palomountain Invitational concluded at the Saratoga Spa Golf Course on