BETHLEHEM, Pa. — After winning Lafayette in the annual President’s Cup matches at Hamilton Farm Golf Club on Tuesday, the Lehigh Men’s Golf Team will host its annual fall invite on Friday and Saturday at the Saucon’s Grace Course. Valley Country Club. The Mountain Hawks welcome 13 other teams to Saucon Valley for the two-day, 36-hole event, which will serve as Lehigh’s fourth tournament of the fall.
Saucon Valley Country Club, founded in 1920, has grown from an 18-hole clubhouse to one of the largest private clubs in North America. It covers 800 acres and consists of four courses including the Weyhill Course, the Old Course, the Grace Course and the Short Course. The Grace course opened with nine holes in the fall of 1953 and the second nine was opened in 1958. Named for Eugene Gifford Grace (Lehigh class of 1899), president and longtime president of Bethlehem Steel, the Grace Course measures 7,051 yards from the championship tees and features greens almost twice the size of the Old Course, but without the harsh contours.
On Tuesday, Lehigh retained the President Cup with a 12.5-7.5 match play victory over Lafayette. First years Jake Roth and Will Caronchi led the way, undefeated in doubles and singles to ensure Lehigh would hold the cup for a third consecutive year.
In his last tournament action, Lehigh won Binghamton’s Matthews Auto Intercollegiate, topping a 10-team pool on October 2-3 in Apalachin, NY. All six Lehigh entrants finished in the top six, including the seniors. Daniel Song who finished second in competition as an individual and went on to earn Patriot League Golfer of the Week honors.
Last year, Lehigh finished fifth out of 14 teams at the Lehigh Invitational, with Sam Barton leads the way with a third place finish.
The 10 Mountain Hawks on the list are expected to play this weekend.
The 14-team field includes Binghamton, Bryant, Fairfield, Fordham, Hofstra, Holy Cross, Iona, Monmouth, Lafayette, Lehigh, Rider, St. John’s, Siena and Towson.
Tee times for Friday’s opening round begin at 8:30 a.m., while tee times for Saturday’s final round will begin at 8 a.m. Lehigh will play Towson and St. John’s in the first round with their tee times beginning at noon.
Live scores will be available via GolfStat: https://results.golfstat.com/public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=27204
After the Lehigh Invitational, the Mountain Hawks will wrap up the fall season at the Alabama A&M Golf Classic, Oct. 31-Nov. 31. 1 in Huntsville, Alabama.