April 15, 2013

Long Finishes Second and Stauffer Aces #7 as Spartans Finishes Sixth

GLENMAURA, PA – York College junior Kevin Long (Webster, N.Y./Webster Thomas) finished second and teammate Eric Stauffer (Harrisburg, Pa./Bishop McDevitt) had a hole-in-one as the Spartans finished sixth at the Glenmaura Collegiate Invitational on Monday in Glenmaura, Pa.

The Spartans shot a day two total of 324, two strokes more than they shot as a team in Sunday's first round. The two-day total of 646 left them three strokes out of a top five finish. Scranton won the event in a playoff against McDaniel as both teams finished with a team score of 622. Scranton was impressive on Monday as the Royals shot a blistering team total of 302. That was the best team score by nine shots on Monday.

Swarthmore and Muhlenberg tied for third in the tournament as they each shot a 636 for the tournament.

The early highlight for the day came when Stauffer stuffed a five iron in the cup on the 193-yard par three seventh hole. The ace was the Spartans' first of the year and the first of Stauffer's Spartan career.

Long played well throughout the tournament in earning the runner-up spot. He finished one stroke back of Elizabethtown's Ryan Laudeman as Long shot 73 for a two-day total of 147, which was five-over-par. Long tied McDaniel's Alex Matos for the tournament lead in birdies with seven. Long led the tournament in playing the par fives as he was three-under on Glenmaura's four par-fives for the tournament.

Junior Travis Oot (Kirkville, N.Y./) played well on Monday as he made a two-stroke improvement with a nine-over-par 80. Oot finished tied for 21st as he posted a tournament total of 162.

David Boslough (Dalton, Pa./Lakawanna Trail) concluded the tournament with a combined score of 169 after carding an 87 on Monday. That score left him tied for 33rd in the 60-player field. Stauffer shot 86 with the ace as he finished the tournament tied for 35th with a two-day total of 170.

The Spartans return to action on Friday afternoon when they travel to the Susquehanna Valley Country Club to participate in the Susquehanna Invitational. The tournament is slated for a 1:00 pm shotgun start.

Kevin Long and head coach Matt Hunter photo courtesy of the University of Scranton Athletic Communications