By Nicole Robinson, Staff Writer
The nationally ranked St. John Fisher College men’s golf program finished the first half of their season on the good note. The Cardinals are ranked 18th in the national preseason coaches poll. St. John Fisher had two wins out of the five tournaments they participated in.
Their first victory was at the St. John Fisher College Invitational, where the Cardinals beat University of Rochester by two strokes. The team finished seventh overall in the Gordin Collegiate Classic, second overall at the 2016 ECAC Upstate/Metro Championship, and 18th at the DIII Golfweek Fall Invitational.
In the first part of the Empire 8 Tournament, Fisher opened with a 29 shot lead over Stevens Institute of Technology. In the Spring portion of the conference tournament, the Cardinals will start with a big lead.
“We play in some of the best division III tournaments in the country, traveling to Ohio and Florida,” said senior Christopher Salone. “Even though we won twice this season we absolutely have room for improvement and that all starts in the off season.”
St. John Fisher is equipped with indoor facilities on campus that allows the team to practice over the course of the whole off season. Head Coach Bob Simms and Assistant Coach Shane Crissey, are devoting this winter to help the Cardinals win their seventh straight Empire 8 title in the spring.
The Cardinals officially start practicing in February, and their next match is March 17, 2017 at the Jekyll Island Invitational held in Jeykell Island, Georgia.