Men’s, women’s golf finishes 4th, 2nd at PSAC.


The Gannon University women’s and men’s golf teams both had successful PSAC Championship performances, finishing second and fourth, respectively, in the three-day event, which concluded Sunday at the Hershey Country Club.
Individually, Julia Santo paced the Knight women, firing a consistent 76-78-77-231 to finish two strokes in back of medalist Juliarose Genuardi of West Chester, who shot 71-75-83-229 on the par-71, 5,809-yard course.
On the men’s side, Michael Marsico led the Knights and finished in a three-way tie for fifth place overall with rounds of 75-76-79-230, four strokes behind medalist Chris Warner of West Chester. The men played on a par-71, 6,934-yard course.
This year marked the first year the PSAC Championships were played on a 54-hole format.
The Gannon women wound up with a total score of 327-316-321-964 and finished 13 strokes behind winner West Chester.
Mercyhurst, Kutztown and Millersville trailed the Knights with scores of 988 (323-332-348), 1,013 (333-332-348) and 1,038 (339-349-350), respectively. Nine teams battled in the event.
Also scoring for Gannon were Carley Sawyer (eighth, 84-79-78-241), Cris del Diego (10th, 83-81-82-246), Roxanne Garceau (tied for 16th, 84-85-84-253) and Madison Gardner (tied for 21st, 89-78-90-257).
Of the top five teams, the Knights had the top finish on the third day of the tournament, which marks the end of the fall season.
The men wound up with scores of 304-306-318-928, finishing behind champion West Chester (311-292-315-918), runner-up Indiana University of Pennsylvania (307-295-318-920) and third-place Mercyhurst (307-297-320-924), respectively.
Eight teams competed in the event.
Warner finished one stroke ahead of teammate John Abbot and two in front of Matt Cocorikis of IUP.
Following Marsico on the Gannon scorecard was Abe Holmes, who wound up in a tie for ninth at 78-75-79-232.
Ethan Bennett finished in a tie for 19th with scores of 74-78-83-235, while Mark Majewski (82-78-77-237) and Billy Colbert (77-77-83-237) tied for 24th.
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