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Men's Teams Place Second, Third to Wrap Season at Oswego Invite

Aaron Oliver hitting a shot off the fairway with head coach Dave Arehart looking on.
Nick George

OSWEGO, N.Y. (April 29, 2019) – The SUNY Delhi men's golf team completed their 2018-19 season over the weekend at Saturday and Sunday's Oswego Invitational. The Broncos' primary team finished third with a two-day score of 656 (+88), improving by 16 strokes with a 320 on the second day after a fourth-place mark the first day at 336. Delhi's "B" team took second with a 642 (+74) after finishing with a 327 Saturday and a 315 Sunday. The tournament was held at the par-71, 6,424-yard Oswego Country Club, where the host Lakers won with a 612 score (+44).

Competing on the "B" team, Aaron Oliver led Delhi's field with a 156 (+14) to finish fourth, wrapping up day one tied for first with a 76, followed by shooting an 80. Jason Cyr finished eight with a 163 (+21), marking up his 83 day-one count with an 80 on day two. Bobby Goerlich climbed up seven strokes from his 86 first-day score with a 79 for 13th place with a 165 (+23). Brandon Palmer took 17th with a 170 (+28), shooting an 82 day one and an 88 day two. Jonathan Smolen marked the Broncos' biggest improvement from the weekend by 17 strokes. He shot a 95 on day one, then marked up his second-day total with a 76 to finish 20th with a 171 (+29).

Over on the primary team, Zach Barrett was right behind Oliver in fifth with a 158 (+16) after 80 and 78 daily scores. Daniel Christy placed eighth with a 163 (+21), shooting 81 Saturday and 82 Sunday. Alex Fisher took 16th place with a 165 (+23), improving from his 85 day-one total to an 80 in the latter. Russell posted a ten-stroke improvement, going from a 90 on day one to club an 80 on day two to take 17th with a 170 (+28). Following his victory earlier in the week at Elmira, Jarrett McWilliams took 23rd with a 174 (+32), shooting a 91 day one and improving to an 83 day two.

Head coach Dave Arehart's team concluded a noteworthy opening chapter in NCAA Division III for the 2018-19 year. As new members of the North Atlantic Conference, the Broncos finished second in their first NAC Championship in October, with Christy winning the individual title. Christy was named the NAC's Golfer of the Year, while Arehart earned NAC Coach of the Year. Delhi also finished second at the USCAA National Championships in October. Barrett was also a two-time NAC Rookie of the Week.