By Rocco Schirripa
The Rider golf team took the fairway this past weekend to compete in the MAAC championships and took a disappointing sixth place out of nine after three days.
“The MAAC championship was very disappointing for us as a team,” senior Eric LeFante said after shooting a 232 for the weekend.
“The guys are a little discouraged on the way we performed this semester and definitely in the MAAC this week,” said sophomore Brian Accorsini.
The first day out, the Broncs claimed fourth place, with a score of 304, which would be the highest position the team held all weekend.
Accorsini and sophomore Brent Wolgast each went out and shot a 76, which tied them for 14th place. Accorsini earned All-MAAC Honors last year, placing seventh out of 50 in the 2008 MAAC championships.
LeFante started off by shooting a 75 on the first day, tying for eighth place out of 50.
Sophomore Jordan Wycoff and junior Kevin Krecicki both tied for 21st place, shooting a 77 to end the day.
On the second day, Accorsini and Wolgast matched up again and both tied for 16th place, shooting a 79 with a total of 155 while the Broncs found themselves in fifth place.
Wycoff shot a 79 and was tied for 20th place with a total of 156. LeFante shot an 82 and was tied for 22nd place with a total of 157. Krecicki ended the day for the Broncs, shooting an 83, giving him a total of 160.
During the final day of action, Rider was unable to up the anty as they fell behind another spot, ending the tournament in sixth place.
LeFante shot a 75 to finish his weekend, which tied him for 16th overall. LeFante finished the 54 holes with eight birdies, tying him for third for most birdies throughout the weekend.
Wolgast shot a 79 to follow up the 79 he had on Saturday, which gave him a final score of 234, tying him for 19th place. Accorsini shot an 81 to give him a final score of 236, which tied him for 24th.
“Next year is a very important year for us because we will have a very good team,” Accorsini said.