Lehigh in fifth after Round 1 at Lehigh Invitational
BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Lehigh University men’s golf team sits in fifth place with an opening round score of 303 at the Lehigh Invitational on Saturday at the Saucon Valley Country Club. The Mountain Hawks were led by Alex DiClemente and Andrew Arnold as both finished tied for ninth place with a three-over 75, just four strokes off the leader heading into the final round Sunday.
“I thought we played fairly well,” said Lehigh head coach Henry D’Alberto. “We had a tough finish at the end, but I think we have a chance to win it so it should be fun tomorrow.”
Lehigh is just seven strokes back of Seton Hall who ended the round with a score of 296. Fordham is tied in second place with Lafayette with a score of 301 while Colgate is close behind in fourth with a score of 302. Bucknell is tied in sixth with Siena with 304 and Rutgers is in eighth with 315.
Along with DiClemente and Arnold, others who competed for Lehigh were Doug Marcincin who shot a 76, Tim Rosenhouse who shot a 77 and Carlos Kim who shot a 79. The Mountain Hawks also had two individuals compete as Sean Keller shot a 76 and Zach Allison shot an 80.
“I think everyone played well but we didn’t play great,” said D’Alberto. “It is our home course so tomorrow if we can have one or two guys around 72 or better, I think we have a chance and hopefully it will happen.”
Lafayette’s Carter Rufe leads the tournament after shooting a one-under 71. Seina’s Justin Deitz and Bucknell’s Jon Hartman both shot 70 to sit one stroke back.
The final round will be a shotgun start beginning at 9 a.m.