HAMILTON, NY – Youth Wanxi Sun (Danville, California) is the individual leader and the Seton Hall men’s golf team has a seven-stroke team lead entering Sunday’s final round at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial.

Sun put together two brilliant rounds on Saturday to take the individual lead. He was flawless in the first round, making five birdies and 13 pars en route to a 5-under, 67. In the afternoon, Sun finally committed his first bogey, but also collected three pars and an eagle on the par-5. , 12e hole. For the second round, he was 4 under par with a 68.

Going into Sunday’s final round, Sun is 9-under with a 67-68-135. He leads the field of 91 golfers by three shots.

As a team, Seton Hall shot one of his best rounds in program history in the morning. The Pirates had an 11-under par, 277, in the first round, which is tied for second-lowest par-72, one round in Seton Hall history. Hall followed with an 8-under, 280, in the second round. Going into Sunday’s final round, the Pirates lead the field at 19-under, 277-280-557 and have a seven-stroke lead over Yale.

Seton Hall’s only BIG EAST competition, Villanova, is a 4 over par through 36 holes.

Senior Wen Liang Xie (Zhaoqing, China) shot a 1-under par, 71, in the first round, and improved in the afternoon. In round two, he used five birdies and 12 pars to power a 3-under, 69. In round three, Xie is tied for third with a 4-under, 71-69-140.

Playing in his first career collegiate tournament, freshman George Fricker (Woodbridge, England) looked exactly like the veteran. He birdied six in the first round en route to a 2-under, 70. In the second round, he had 15 pars to power a 1-under, 71. Currently, Fricker is tied for sixth with a 3 – below par, 70-71-141.

Angus O’Brien (Barwon Heads, Australia) had a terrific first round, using five birdies to power a 3-under par, 69. The second shot a 5-over-par, 77, in the second round, but is currently tied for 26e overall with a 2 over par, 69-77-146.

First-year student Jack Bosworth (Simsbury, Conn.) shot a 4-over-par, 76, in the first round, but used 14 pars and two birdies to shave four shots in the second round. In two rounds, he is tied for 32n/a up with a 4-over-par, 76-72-148.

Completing the range of Pirates was junior Brody Hanley (Lantana, TX). Hanley shot a 6-over-par, 78, in the first round, but also improved greatly in the second round. In the afternoon, he had three birdies en route to a 3-over, 75. He is currently 9-over with a 78-75-153.

Two additional Pirates have made the trip and are competing individually. Second year Joshua Lee (Lantana, TX) is currently tied with Bosworth at 4 over par. He opened with a 3-over-par, 75, and razed two shots in the afternoon thanks to two birdies and 13 pars. First-year student David Laly (Wicklow, Ireland) is currently 13 over par with an 80-77-157.

Tournament details:
ALEX LAGOWITZ MEMORIAL
Host: Colgate University
Location: Hamilton, NY
Course: Seven Oaks Golf Club
Vital elements of the course: Par-72, 6,834 yards
Appointment: September 3-4, 2022

THE LESSON:

Named after the ancestral home of the Colgate family, Seven Oaks Golf Club is nestled on the campus of Colgate University at the upper end of the Chenango Valley in Hamilton, New York. In 1934, a young architect by the name of Robert Trent Jones was brought to Hamilton to begin work on designing the course as one of his first projects. Unfortunately, due to the Great Depression and World War II, the course and its plans were continually postponed.

Jones was called back several times over the next few years to redesign the course before a final version was accepted and it was not until 1956 that the ground was broken on the first nine holes, officially opening the 4 July 1958. Construction for the remainder of the course soon began and on September 4, 1965 the final nine holes were opened.

Seven Oaks is characteristic of all Jones courses, which include a strategic deployment of water, as well as large tee areas and large expansive greens.

FIELD:

In addition to Seton Hall and host Colgate, the estate includes 12 other schools: Binghamton, Bucknell, Canisius, Cornell, Lafayette, Lehigh, Rhode Island, Robert Morris, St. Bonaventure and Yale. His BIG EAST opponent Villanova is also on the field.

Pennsylvania, with former Seton Hall head coach Clay White at the helm, is also in the group of 14.

THE FORMAT:

Teams will compete against six golfers and count the four lowest scores per round.

SCHEDULE:

The teams will play 36 continuous holes on Saturday and a final round on Sunday. The two days will begin with a shotgun start at 9:00 a.m.

THE RESULTS:

Live scores will be available throughout the tournament via Golfstat.com. Full results from each day’s events will also be available post-competition on SHUpirates.com.



















2022 ALEX LAGOWITZ MEMORIAL – Team Scores
pos. Player R1 R2 R3 TOTAL BY
1 SETON ROOM 277 280 557 -19
2 Yale 282 282 564 -12
3 Lafayette 292 285 577 +1
4 Pennsylvania 289 291 580 +4
5 Rhode Island 290 291 581 +5
T6 Colgate 290 292 582 +6
T6 Villanova 293 289 582 +6
8 Cornell 300 285 584 +8
T9 Robert Morris 302 288 590 +14
T9 Bucknell 294 296 590 +14
11 Lehigh 298 295 593 +17
12 St. Bonaventure 303 298 601 +25
13 Binghamton 310 295 605 +29
14 Canisius 311 305 616 +40