Golf Hosts Annual Peacocks Invitational

Golf Hosts Annual Peacocks Invitational

 

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Saint Peter's golf team will host the Annual Peacock Invitational in Neshanic Station, NJ. The squad will compete in a one-day event on Tuesday, April 11 at the Neshanic Golf Club. The first round will stat promptly at 10 am.

Saint Peter's will be up against seven other teams on a 6,655-yard, par-72 loop coarse. The field features four teams from the MAAC which includes Siena, Fairfield, Monmouth and Rider. In addition to the MAAC teams, the field also includes Fairleigh Dickinson University, St. Francis Brooklyn and Hofstra.

Players that will be competing for Saint Peter's are Ryan Rodriguez, Danny Lapp, David Powers, Mike Winters, and Stanley Garrant. Dominic Diaz and Jose Cardona will be competing as Individuals.

LAST TIME OUT

Saint Peter's finished the Lafayette Invitational placing T8 with a final score of (618,+42) on April 4. Freshman, Danny Lapp, paced the Peacocks, shooting a team-low (152,+8), along with five birdies and a Par 5 of (4.63, -3).

Ryan Rodriguez and Dominic Diaz finished behind Lapp, shooting  (156,+12). Mike Winters posted a (158, +14) while Stanley Garrant and David Powers posted (160, +16).

LAST YEAR'S INVITATIONAL

Mike Winter finished 17th to pace the Saint Peter's men's golf team to a sixth-place standing at the Peacock Invitational on April 19, 2016. Winter posted six-over par rounds of 78 to finish six strokes behind the medalist in 17th place.

Jose Cardona and Dominic Diaz finished 28th place with a score of 80.

LIU Brooklyn won the event with a score of 299, and hOURglass MAAC Rival finished five strokes behind with a score of 304.

MEET THE STAFF

Head Coach Nick Dilio is a three-time NCAA qualifier, claiming the 2016 MAAC individual title. In the process of his collegiate career, he participated in the NCAA Regional action three consecutive years. As a junior he was a MAAC Runner-up and registered four top-15-and three-top-10 showings at the MAAC Championships. Dilio also made an appearance in the Porter Cup which is one of the top amature tournaments in the world. In previous years the Porter Cup hosted golf legends Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Ben Crenshaw, and Hal Sutton.

Director for the Men's Golf team is previous head coach, Peter Falloon. During his time as
the head coach, he led the Peacocks to two consecutive MAAC Championships in 2014 and 2015. Falloon led Saint Peters in the NCAA Sugar Grove Regional in 2014 and the NCAA New Haven Regional in 2015. Three out of four years Falloon was named MAAC Coach
of the year. Falloon was part of the undefeated golf team in 1964 and was selected as student-athlete of the year in 1965. He is now a member of the Saint Peter's Athletic Hall
of Fame.




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