Men’s golf gives up six strokes on day two of The Melee

EASTON, Pa. – The University of New Jersey City men’s golf team finished play today, Sunday, Oct. 16, at The Melee, a two-day, 36-hole tournament held at Riverview Country Club on its par-71 course. .

Swarthmore College won the team title with a two-round score of 591 (297-294), while Moravian University’s Jake Haberstumpf won the individual title with an even par 142 (73-69). The Gothic Knights placed 11th overall as a team with a two-day score of 662, slashing six strokes from their first-round score of 334 with a 328 on Sunday.

Individually for Jersey City, Junior Taj Piontkowski (Califon, NJ/Voorhees) led the way with a score of 158 over 36 holes, shooting a 78 in the first round and an 80 on Sunday to tie for 32nd. First-year student Tamuda Kaseke (Harare, Zimbabwe/St. John’s College) was four strokes behind him in 41st place with a score of 162 in two rounds (83-79).

A trio of first-year Gothic Knights rounded out the five players who will face off during the week in Garrett Miller (Port St. Lucie, Fla. / St. Lucie West Centennial), Tim Bock (Glen Gardner, NJ/Voorhees) and Walter Pierce (East Orange, NJ/St. Benedict’s Prep). Miller tied for 50th at 170 (86-84), followed by Bock at 52nd at 172 (87-85) and Pierce finished at 197 (97-100) at 56th.

The NJCU schedule is officially over for the fall, but the team could add another doubleheader to the slate before wrapping up play for the semester.

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