April 18, 2015

Grove City runner-up at Thiel Invite

GREENVILLE, Pa. -- The Grove City College men's golf team placed three golfers among the top six finishers but came up just short of capturing the team title, finishing second at the seven-team Thiel Spring Invitational on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at The Greens of Greenville.

The Wolverines shot a team score of 312, finishing just three strokes behind host Thiel's 309 and two strokes ahead of Saint Vincent's 314.

Senior Brian Giesler (Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) led the Wolverines and tied for third overall in the 38-golfer field with a two-over 74, finishing just two strokes back of Saint Vincent's Jake Reed for medalist honors. Senior Christian Locher (Mars, Pa./Mars) and freshman Jorden Alfery (Cheswick, Pa./Fox Chapel) each shot a 75 to tie for fifth while freshman Anthony Smaldino (Butler, Pa./Vincentian Academy), who was competing as an individual, posted a 78 to tie for 10th.

Had Smaldino been among Grove City's scoring five, the Wolverines would have captured the team title by seven strokes with a 302.

Grove City will compete in the Westminster Invitational on Monday at noon at the New Castle Country Club.

Thiel Spring Invitational
The Greens of Greenville -- Greenville, Pa.

Brian Giesler (Sr., Harrisville, Pa./Slippery Rock) 74
Christian Locher (Sr., Mars, Pa./Mars) 75
Jorden Alfery (Fr., Cheswick, Pa./Fox Chapel) 75
Austin Eckhardt (So., Strasburg, Ohio/Strasburg) 88
Connor Tipping (Fr., Harleysville, Pa./Christopher Dock) 92
Anthony Smaldino (Fr., Butler, Pa./Vincentian Academy) 78
Austin Wenger (Sr., Lititz, Pa./Lititz Christian) 99


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