Ryan Snouffer guided the Seton Hall men’s golf team to a 15th-place finish at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate on Tuesday after the tournament kicked off with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. on Monday at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, NC.
Snouffer earned the top score among the Pirates, shooting 7-over-par to finish with a 149 that helped him tie for 39th place in a field of 90 other golfers.
The onset of the tournament proved to be quite rocky for Seton Hall, as the team ended the first round slotted in at 15th-place. Leading the way were seniors Snouffer and Cory Wilson, both shooting 2-over-par, 73.
The team wrapped up Day 2 with an overall ranking of 15th and a team score of 640. The Pirates finished 18 strokes ahead of Hartford and a mere five strokes behind Wofford College. Wilson tied for 53rd, scoring 9-over-par, 151. Fellow Senior David Cha tied for 60th after cutting eight strokes off his Day 1 score during the second round to achieve 10-over-par, shooting 152.
The individual title was taken by Augusta University’s Robin Petersson, who tallied an impressive 6-under-par for a score of 136. Petersson shot 3-under-par in both days of the event.
A late push in its last six holes gave Augusta the momentum it needed to rise and seal a first-place effort among the field of 16 teams. Petersson and Broc Everett led Augusta, as they both shot under par. Host North Carolina State came up three strokes short of victory and ended the events with a tie for second with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Seton Hall also saw contributions from freshman Gen Nagai, shooting 13-over-par for a score of 155, and Chris Yeom, who managed to shave five strokes during the second day to finish 17-over-par, shooting 159. Nagai split 69th five ways and Yeom shared 84th with an NC State golfer. Junior Kevin O’Brien competed as an individual and managed to tie for 74th with a of score 14-over-par, 156.
This was the weakest outing for the Pirates this season, and the first time they have fallen out of the top six. The absence of junior Lloyd Jefferson Go was felt throughout the two days of the event.
The Pirates will look to shake off this difficult outing during a two week gap until they can get back on track at their next match at the Mountaineer Intercollegiate in Bridgeport, W. Va., on Oct. 19.