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Golf in Third After Day One at MAAC Championships

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 04/25/2014
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The Canisius golf team sits in third place after day one at the 2014 MAAC Golf Championships at the Disney Palm Course in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Golden Griffins posted a team-score of 317, led by sophomores Andrew Romano and Hunter Sagar. The Blue and Gold sits seven strokes behind first-place Manhattan and two-back of second-place Saint Peter's after 18 holes.

Romano and Sagar posted first round scores of 77, which is five-over par. Romano posted a 35 through his first nine holes and then struggled a bit on the back nine before closing out the round with birdies on two of his final three holes. Sagar started is round with seven-straight pars and then posted par on six of his final seven holes to record his 77. Both Romano and Sagar are tied for fifth in the field. Four of the Griffs' five players ranked in the top-25, as freshman David Berkun is tied for 20th after he shot an 81 and fellow freshman Cory Cullen is tied for 25th after he carded an 82.

"I think we're in a pretty good place despite not playing our best," Canisius head coach Todd Hummel said. "We have a lot of young guys, guys who have never been here before. Hopefully, the young-guy jitters are over and we're ready to go tomorrow for round two."

The second round of the 2014 MAAC Golf Championships will tee off Saturday morning, starting at 7:30 a.m. Canisius golfers will hit the course around 9 a.m.
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