HARRISBURG, Pa. - In the first Landmark conference championship in team history, the Catholic University men's golf team finished fifth in the Landmark Championships this weekend at Dauphin Highlands Golf Course, carding a 637 team score.
The Cardinals shot 318 on Friday for third place after day one and then 319 on Saturday to total 637 (+61), following the championship winners Goucher, who shot 608 over the two day competition. Catholic finished just behind Susquehanna (636) and just ahead of Scranton (639) to take fifth place. Elizabethtown and Juniata rounded out the standings.
Freshman Kaden Kinard led Cardinal golfers with two strong rounds to total 155 (+11) and tie for seventh place out of 39 total golfers, his career-best tournament finish. Kinard kept his consistency, carding a 77 on day one and following with a 78 on Saturday. Drew's Lucas Artigliere won the individual competition with a 145, including a two-under 70 round on the second day.
Fellow first year Zach Mueller finished tied for 19th with Catholic's second best performance of the tournament, a 161 (+17). Mueller shot 82 on day and improved with a 79 on Saturday.
Sophomore Matthew Laurendeau and freshman Alex Freedman rounded out Catholic's top four scorers, carding 162 and 164, respectively. Laurendeau shot an 81 on both days of the championship while Freedman started with an 83 and finished Saturday with an 81 as well.
Freshman Mike Marie was in eighth place after a Friday 78 score, but an 88 on Saturday gave him a 166 (+22) overall.