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Stafford, Brown finish in top 20 at Lafayette

Lafayette Athletic Communications
Lafayette Athletic Communications

HELLERTOWN, Pa. – Senior Ryan Brown (Bedford, N.H.) carded an even-par 72 Monday for the team's best round of the day, helping the Bryant University men's golf team to a 10th-place result at the Abarta Coca-Cola Lehigh Valley Intercollegiate Tournament.

Brown's 18th-place finish was one of two in the top 20 for the Bulldogs, as junior Matthew Stafford (Suffield, Conn.) joined him by placing ninth in the field of 116 golfers.

The Steel Club (Hellertown, Pa.)
Par 72 (6,655 yards)


  • Brown opened the day with a birdie on the par-4 17th and was 2-under after a birdie on 1. The senior birdied a pair of par 5s on 9 and 15 to finish the day even.
  • Stafford followed Sunday's 70 with a 76 for a top-10 finish.
  • Junior Connor Henderson (Southborough, Mass.) shot a 4-over 76 to finish 33rd.
  • Sophomore Nick Piersall (Portland, Conn.) and sophomore Doug Champagne (Bow, N.H.) finished in a tie for 74th with Champagne playing as an individual.
  • Freshman Luke Carroll (West Hartford, Conn.) rebounded to shoot a 77 Monday to conclude his first spring tournament.
  • Robert Morris took the team title by four strokes over host Lafayette. Bucknell's Chris Tanabe earned individual medalist honors shooting 3-under for the tournament.

1. Robert Morris 298-287=585
2. Lafayette 294-295=589
3. Bucknell 294-296=590
4. Iona 301-291=592
5. Navy 303-290=593
6. Colgate 290-304=594
7. Binghamton 300-296=596
8. Saint Peter's 294-306=600
9. Rider 306-295=601
10. Bryant 301-301=602
11. Holy Cross 304-301=605
12. Villanova 302-307=609
13. Lehigh 311-302=613
14. Fordham 312-302=614
15. Hofstra 309-306=615
16. Siena 312-306=618
17. Monmouth 311-314=625
18. Canisius 312-321=633
19. Niagara 330-327=657
20. Lafayette B 338-324=662

t9. Matthew Stafford 70-76=146
t18. Ryan Brown 76-72=148
t33. Connor Henderson 75-76=151
t74. Doug Champagne^ 80-79=159
t74. Nick Piersall 80-79=159
t101. Luke Carroll 90-77=167

^ Playing as individual

Bryant travels to Maryland's Eastern Shore for the Towson Spring Invitational Saturday and Sunday at Prospect Bay Golf Course in Grasonville, Maryland.

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