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The Saints used a 13 stroke turnaround on day two to finish in the top ten
Men's Golf - Fri, Apr. 12, 2013

John Brodbeck

Sports Information Director

(Indianapolis, Ind.) The Holy Cross men's golf team continued their spring season earlier this week at the NAIA Classic at Brickyard Crossings in Indianapolis. At the conclusion of the two-day event, the Saints finished the tournament with a tie for tenth place.

"Despite a difficult first day, I thought the guys played well in day two," coach Tim Holt said. "Mike (Fitzgerald) did a great job setting the tone for the team and I thought collectively we got it together and performed fairly well to close out the tournament."

Michael Fitzgerald (Flossmoor, Ill.) paved the way for the Saints on day one with a team-low 76. Mike Prior (Schoolcraft, Mich.) was the other Saints golfer to score in the 70s on day one with a first round score of 77. Chris Noble (Niles, Mich.) and Matthew Code (Belleville, Ontario, Canada) each chipped in with an 81, while freshman Cody Richardson (Howe, Ind.) scored an 83, to round out day one with a team score of 315 and a 12th place position.

Collectively, the Saints put together a much better performance in the final round of the NAIA Classic after scoring a 302; thirteen strokes better than their day one performance.

Matthew Code scored team-low for the Saints on day two with a 73, eight strokes off his day one score, giving him a tournament total of 154 and a tie for 35th individual finish.

Chris Noble also had a significant turnaround from day one after finishing the tournament with a 74, seven strokes off his day one score, giving him a tournament total of 155 and a tie for 39th individually.

Michael Fitzgerald continued a strong tournament in round two with a 75 and team-best tournament total of 151. Fitzgerald finished the tournament with a tie for 17th individually.

An 80 from Mike Prior on day two gave him a tournament total of 157 and a tie for 48th individually.

Wrapping up the Saints, Cody Richardson finished with a round two score of 80, three strokes off his day one 83. Richardson finished with a tournament total of 163 and was tied for 78th individually.

Our Lady of the Lake took home the NAIA Classic trophy with a team score of 589.

"We definitely had a much better showing in round two," continued coach Holt. "Not only did we cut off thirteen strokes for the first day, but we were just four strokes off a seventh place finish. We will look to continue our success at the Bethel Classic."

The Saints hit the course again on Friday, April 12, 2013 for round one of the Pilot Invitational at Blackthorn Golf Club. The tournament will conclude on Saturday, April 13th.