Lake Buena Vista, FL – Freshman, Jeffrey Peters led the Saint Peter's men's golf team after shooting a 69 in round two of the 2018 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) Men's Golf Championship. Peters jumped 17 spots on the leaderboard after shooting 3-under par, propelling him from 20th place into a tie for third place heading into the final day of competition.
"Jeff had a great round today," said head coach Nick Dilio. "He was able to get the putter hot and put himself right in contention heading into the final round."
Starting the round on the front nine, Peters made two birdies and two bogeys to sit at even par through nine holes. The freshman caught fire on the back nine, shooting his 3-under par by way of four birdies and one bogey, including making three birdies within his first four holes. Peters' 3-under par round and 17 place jump on the leaderboard were the day's second best performances, only trailing Fairfield's Eric Austin who shot 4-under par and moved up 29 spots. His two-day total of 146 currently sits four strokes behind current leader, Justin Burkhamer of Iona who moved up one spot after shooting 2-under par today, and posting a two-round card of 142. Trailing Burkhamer and sitting two strokes ahead of Peters is Siena's Michael Christifulli who was day one's leader but now sits in second place with a 144 total.
Mike Winter remains in the top-10 but dropped five spots into a tied for seventh place after shooting a 77 (+5) in round two, placing his two-round total at 149. Michael Stewart (159), Stanley Garrant (161), and David Powers (162) rounded out the day for the Peacocks.
"The team played better today than Friday," said Dilio. "We still need to make more birdies if we want to compete."
The Peacocks remain in seventh place after posting a 303 in the second round for a tournament total card of 613. Iona jumped into the lead after the day owning a 589 score. Siena dropped from the lead and now sits in second place (603), Manhattan moved up two spots to third (604), Monmouth remained in fourth (608), Rider remained in fifth (610), and Fairfield jumped from ninth to sixth (612). Canisius (618) and Niagara (631) both trail the Peacocks on the leaderboard after day two.
The final round of action begins tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. for the Peacocks, with David Powers teeing off first. Stanley Garrant follows at 7:39 a.m., then Michael Stewart at 7:48 a.m., Mike Winter at 7:57 a.m., and Jeffrey Peters at 8:06 a.m.