April 24, 2005
ORLANDO, FL--The men of Siena College fell six strokes of snapping Loyola College three win streak and ninth league title at the 2005 jetBlue Airways MAAC Golf Championships at the Magnolia Golf Course in Walt Disney World.
The Loyola men scored 294 in the final round, giving the Greyhounds a three-day total of 877. Siena finished at second place with a score of 883, while Rider placed third with a score of 913. Niagara placed fourth (916), Iona placed fifth (930), Fairfield placed sixth (933), Canisius placed seventh (942), Manhattan placed eighth (1003) and Saint Peter's placed eighth (1041).
Siena sophomore Bryan Bigley (Rotterdam, NY) claimed the 2005 Men's McLeod award, which is presented to the MAAC individual champion. The award is named after Charles "Scott" McLeod, a 1980 graduate of Iona College, who passed away in 1985 after a life-long fight with kidney-related ailments. McLeod was also a lifetime member of the Pelham Country Club, where the MAAC Tournament was held in the middle 1980's, and was a sponsor of the tournament the first year it was held at Pelhelm.
During this year's championships, the 11-year individual three-day record of 217 was broken by Loyola's David Atkinson and T.J. Shuart and sophomore Allen Parker (Blandford, Mass.), each with a cumulative score of 216 was shattered with a new MAAC record of 211 set by "Baby" Bigley. Parker finished the tournament in a three-way tie for second place after carding 216. Junior Robby Bigley (Rotterdam, NY) dropped to sixth place after the three day total of 220. Jeremy Melchior (Hannawa Falls, NY) finished tied for 25th place with a final score of 240 and Brad Myatt (Oneida, NY) rounded out the Saints line-up finishing in 30th place (242)
Tom Wronowski, Saints head golf coach was named the 2005 MAAC Men's Golf Coach of the Year.
Team Scores 1st 2nd 3rd Total
1 Loyola College 287 296 294 877 Siena College 292 291 300 883
3 Rider University 293 307 313 913
4 Niagara University 301 308 307 916
5 Iona College 308 311 311 930
6 Fairfield University 309 306 318 933
7 Canisius College 312 310 320 942
8 Manhattan College 335 336 332 1003
9 St. Peter's College 342 342 347 1041