GRASONVILLE, Md. – The Elon University men’s golf team claimed its first team-title of the season earning a top finish at the Towson Spring Invitational on Sunday, March 26, at Prospect Bay Country Club.
Elon (288-299–587) held off the host Towson to win the team title by one stroke. It’s the first team title for the Phoenix this season and it’s Elon’s fifth top-five finish of the year. The Phoenix has also had four of its five competitors finish in the top-25 individually in five events this season.
“I’m proud of our guys and how they competed,” said head coach Don Hill. “There is no greater feeling than winning a tournament. We hope to carry this momentum moving forward this season.”
Jared Mactas was Elon’s top individual finisher carding a one under-par 143 for the tournament and finished in a tie for second individually. He was just one stroke behind individual champion Daniel Brennan of Bethune-Cookman.
William Harwood earned his third top-10 finish of the season, tying for 10th individually after shooting an even-par 147 in 36 holes. Harwood finished even in the final round and made three birdies for the Phoenix.
Charlie May earned his fifth top-25 finish of the season earning a tie for 18th individually. Jake Leavitt turned in his scorecard and also finished in the top-25 amongst individuals, tying for 25th. Additionally, Philip Loeb completed the tournament in a tie for 43rd individually.
After a short break, the Phoenix will return to the links, April 7-9, to compete in the Clemson Invitational.
– It’s the first tournament team-title for the Phoenix since winning the Sea Trails Intercollegiate in September of 2010.
– The Phoenix has had four of its competitors finish among the top-25 individuals in five tournaments this season.
– Elon has now earned five top-five finishes this season and have done so in five of the last six tournaments.
– Jared Mactas finished tied for second as an individual, which matches this highest finish of his career. It’s the first top-three finish during his Elon career. He earned a second-place finish at the Tuxedo Autumn Invitational in 2014 when he played for Lafayette.
Towson Spring Invitational
March 25-26 | Grasonville, Md.
1. Elon (288-299–587) +11
2. Towson (289-299–588) +12
3. Farleigh Dickinson (295-296–591) +15
4. Bethune-Cookman (291-303–594) +18
5. William & Mary (302-296–598) +22
6. Seton Hall (301-298–599) +23
7. Columbia – B (300-303–603) +27
T8. Penn (297-310–607) +31
T8. Robert Morris (302-305–607) +31
10. Bryant (301-308–609) +33
11. La Salle (301-309–610) +34
12. Cornell (310-303–613) +37
13. Columbia (301-314–615) +39
14. Lafayette (311-306–617) +41
15. Fairfield (303-316–619) +43
T16. Trinity (Conn.) (309-313–622) +46
T16. LIU-Brooklyn (307-315–622) +46
19. IUP (319-312–631) +55
T16. Sacred Heart (310-325–635) +59
20. St. Anselm (325-329–654) +78
21. Stevenson (329-331–660) +84
22. Maryland Eastern Shore (376-391–767) +191
T2. Jared Mactas (67-76–143) -1
T10. William Harwood (75-72–147) +3
T18. Charlie May (72-77–149) +5
T25. Jake Leavitt (76-74–150) +6
T43. Philip Loeb (74-79–153) +9