BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Concordia Clippers men’s golf team earned a runner-up finish at the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship Tournament Tuesday afternoon at The ACE Club.
Concordia finished the two-day event with a team total of 613 (+37), as the Clippers were 12 strokes behind Wilmington (Del.) who captured its fifth straight championship. Concordia had the third position after a day-one score of 308 (+20) and then followed with a 305 (+17).
Freshman Lisandro Fadda (Cordoba, Argentina) led the Clippers with a 151 (+7) to place T-5. Fadda shot a 79 (+7) in the opening round to place T-21 and then recorded a team-best 72 (E) in the second round to jump to his finishing position. By placing in the top five, Lisandro earned a spot on the CACC Men's Golf All-Tournament Team.
Also finishing in the top-10 was sophomore Omar Piceno (Mexico City, Mexico) and senior Eutimio Fernandez-Meade (Mexico City, Mexico). Both players shot a 153 (+9) in the tournament as Concordia and Wilmington (Del.) were the only teams to have three players finish in the top 10.
Freshman Chartpetch Bangpetch (Chonburi, Thailand) carded a 76 (+4) in the opening round to place T-10 but would struggle in his second round with an 82 (+10) to finish T-17. Freshman Mark Kilpatrick (Cheshire, United Kingdom, England) finished closely behind (T-20) as his 79 (+7) and 80 (+8) gave him a final score of 159 (+15).
The Clippers will now wait until 4 p.m. Friday for the NCAA to announce the participants in the NCAA Atlantic/East Super Regionals. The announcement will be made on NCAA.com via a press release. If Concordia is selected, it will visit the Longaberger Golf Club in Nashport, Ohio for the three-day event beginning Monday, May 4.
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