March 24, 2013
Jess Esposito finished tied for second in a field of over 62 players in the La Salle Invitational to help the Siena men’s golf team to a fifth place showing in the event. The squad improved two spots from their seventh place showing last season to jump start their spring schedule.
Esposito shot a 35 on the back nine to finish his impressive showing. The senior tied with Saint Bonaventure’s Josh Stauffer and was only two stroked behind tournament champion Brandon Shin of Hofstra.
Louis Walsh and Riley McGraw both finished in the top-30 finishing with an 80 and 81 respectively. David Gushee shot an 83 and Michael Sutton tallied a 91 to round out the squad.
As a team, Siena tied with Monmouth University with a total of 317. Three other MAAC squads were in the 18-hole event. Rider University had the best finish among those schools finishing in third with a 307. Manhattan College finished just one stroke ahead of the Saints with a 316. Niagara University finished in 11th tallying a 360.
Hofstra University was the overall champion, 21 strokes ahead of the Saints. The Pride was the only program to break 300 on the course.
The Saints are back in action Easter Sunday in Maryland as part of the Towson Spring Invitational.