MANLIUS, N.Y. – The Felician University men's golf team signed for the fifth-best 36-hole team score in the 14-year history of its program following the Le Moyne College Fall Invitational, contested Friday and Saturday at the Cavalry Club.
However, during a tournament which saw six players break par, the Golden Falcons settled for eighth place out of 12 schools. Felician was third of five Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) members in attendance.
Felician shot 309 as a team each day. The 618 tournament score was six strokes short of the program record set earlier this fall at the CACC Championship.
The Golden Falcons placed two golfers in the top third of the 74-player field. On the 6,740, par-72 layout, junior Christian Lauchaire (Annandale, N.J./North Hunterdon) followed Friday's 74 with a 76 on Saturday. His 150 (+6) tied for 20th place.
Right behind were junior Jake Storako (Laurel Springs, N.J./Highland Regional) and freshman Gonzalo Maldonado Felices (Almeria, Spain/Stella Maris). Storako totaled 74-77-151 and finished in a tie for 23rd place. Felices followed a 75 with Saturday's 77 for a tie for 28th at 152 (+8).
Felician was also in eighth place after the first 18 holes of competition. For the event, the Golden Falcons were five shots behind host Le Moyne in seventh, and two ahead of ninth-place Goldey-Beacom College.
Roberts Wesleyan College shot 288-295-583 (+7) to win the tournament by two strokes over runner-up Laval University, a non-NCAA school located in Quebec, Canada. Laval's Antoine Roy won a one-hole playoff over RWC's Brandon Grzywacz for medalist honors after both players shot 139 (-5).
The tournament concluded 2018-19 fall semester play for Felician. Both Storako and Lauchaire are playing at a school-record pace. Storako has a scoring average of 76.6 through 12 rounds, while Lauchaire is at 76.9. Storako holds the Felician record of 77.2, set over 19 rounds as a freshman in 2016-17.