Men's and Women's Golf Teams Hold Lead in Clubhouse

April 27, 2007

Siena's men's and women's golf teams both hold leads after the first day of competition in the MAAC Golf Championships at Lake Buena Vista, Fla. hosted by Disney. The Siena men's team has a three-stroke lead over second place Rider, while the women's team has build a 22-stroke advantage over lone rival Fairfield.

For the men, Bryan Bigley and Dan Abbondandolo each shot even-par 72. The pair tied for third place individually. Dennis Gosier and Allen Parker were the next Saints to check in with 4-over par 76's, tying for 10th individually. Alex Arrigo was the fifth member of the team to have his score counted. Arrigo fired a 7-over 79.

The Siena men shot a combined 296, three strokes better than Rider (299) and four strokes on top of third place Loyola (300). Niagara (306), Iona (308), Fairfield (308), Canisius (318), Saint Peter's (328) and Manhattan (333) rounded out the field of nine.

On the women's side, Bridget Erwin's 78 led all players, two strokes better than teammate Laura Woolgar who checked in second with an 8-over par after 80 shooting a 37 on the front nine. Melissa Agostinelli was close behind in third place with an 81. Bridget Carr (87) and Megan Angis (91) completed the Siena five, which combined to shoot a 326, 22 strokes better than Fairfield (348).

Day two of the MAAC Championship will take place tomorrow.