PHOENIX, Md. - In its final competition before Landmark Championships, the Catholic University men's golf team placed fifth out of seven competing teams at the Goucher Spring Invitational. The Cardinals shot a 670 in the two-day invitational as conference foe Goucher College took first place with a 628 at Hillendale Country Club.
Catholic shot 328 as a team in day one on the par-72 course Sunday, good for fourth place. Windier conditions on Monday impacted the team's 342 score to total 670 (+94). Lynchburg (630) and Stevenson (635) placed second and third.
Freshman Jack McCarthy led Cardinal golfers with a 165 (+21) score to place 16th out of 40 competing golfers. McCarthy shot an 83 and 82 in the two days of action, both below his average round score of 84.6 on the season.
Fellow first year Kaden Kinard followed right behind in 17th with a 167 (+23). After a day one 78 score that had him in seventh, Kinard battled in tougher conditions and shot an 89 on Monday. Sophomore Matthew Laurendeau kept the Cardinals in order, finishing in 18th place overall. He was consistent over two days, carding an 84 in each to score 168 (+24).
Freshman Alex Freedman was the fourth Catholic golfer to score for the team with his 170 (+24). Senior Cavan Hagerty followed just one stroke behind with a 171 overall. His 83 on Sunday matched his lowest round of the season, tying his 83 in the Revolutionary Collegiate Classic on October 13, 2018.
Head coach Ed Dolan and the men's team get a break from action before Landmark Conference Championships in May. The Cardinals will compete for the confernece at Dauphin Highlands Golf Course in Harrisonburg, Pa. on May 4-5.