Men’s Golf in the Hunt at NEAC Championship

Junior Ben Schreiber and the Keuka College men's golf team shot a 334 on day one of the NEAC championships, the Wolfpack's second-lowest round of the year (photo courtesy of Ed Webber).
Junior Ben Schreiber and the Keuka College men's golf team shot a 334 on day one of the NEAC championships, the Wolfpack's second-lowest round of the year (photo courtesy of Ed Webber).

The Keuka College men's golf team recorded a team score of 334 on day one of the annual North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) championships Saturday at the Pennsauken Country Club in Pennsauken, N.J.

It was Keuka's second-lowest round of the year.

Freshman Ryan Piersimoni (Horseheads, N.Y./Horseheads) carded an 11-over par round of 81, his second-lowest round this year, on the par-70, 6,250-yard course.

Piersimoni's round has him in 12th place out of 40 golfers, and he was one of four Keuka golfers to shoot 87 or better on day one of NEAC's.

Freshman Michael Parrow (Waterloo, N.Y./Waterloo) and sophomore Joseph Petrie (Sanborn, N.Y./Starpoint) each recorded rounds of 83 to finish in a tie for 14th place after one day of competition.

Junior Ben Schreiber (Hilton, N.Y./Hilton) is tied for 21st after his round of 87, while freshman Rory Doremus (Ilion, N.Y./Notre Dame) is tied for 30th after an opening-round score of 93.

The University of Rutgers-Camden, the defending NEAC champions, combined to shoot a 25-over par round of 305 and hold a 17-stroke lead in the race for the team title.

Penn State-Abington is in second (322), followed by SUNY Cobleskill (330), Keuka, Morrisville State (340), Penn College of Technology (341), Penn State-Berks (358) and Wilson (Pa.) College (378).

The NEAC tournament resumes at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Pennsauken Country Club on the campus of the University of Rutgers-Camden.