NORTH EAST, Pa. – The Penn State Behrend men's golf team placed ninth out of 13 teams at the two-day Mercyhurst Fall Invitational at Lake View Country Club on Sunday and Monday.
The Lions had two teams competing against Division II schools. Behrend tallied a 306 on the first day and then 318 today for a 622 total and ninth overall. The second squad tallied a 333 and then fired a 316 for a 649 score and 11th place overall.
Sean Sculley (Waterford, PA/Mercyhurst) led the Lions with a combined score of 152. He tallied a 73 on Sunday and then fired a 79 today. Ryan Matlock (Erie, PA/Mercyhurst) recorded a 78 each day for a 156 and second on the team.
Also playing on the first team was Jack Perfett (Moon Township, PA/Moon), Alex Shindledecker (Erie, PA/McDowell) and JT Kuchnicki (Pittsburgh, PA/Montour). Perfett carded a 159 total, shooting an 83 and coming back with a 76 today. Shindledecker was fourth on the team with a 162 (79-83) and Kuchnicki rounded out the team with a 164 (76-88).
Leading the second team was Mark Peters (Mercer, PA/Mercer). The sophomore tallied an 82-76 for a combined 158. Noah Kunst (Kittanning, PA/Kittanning) carded an 82 on the first day and a 78 today for a 160. Teddy Russell (Erie, PA/McDowell) had the third-best scored for the invitational with a 165 (83-82), while Zac McCue (Prospect, PA/Slippery Rock) fired a 166 for two days (86-80).
Daniel Thomas (Moon Township, PA/Moon) was the fifth golfer for the second team, carding an 89-84 for a 173.
The Lions return to action on Saturday at the ECAC Championships held in Rochester, NY.