(East Moline, Ill.) The Holy Cross Saints men's golf team closed out their fall season participating in the Ashford Invitational at Short Hills Country Club in East Moline, Illinois earlier this week. After a first day second place position, the Saints dropped to a tie for 4th after rounds two and three despite scoring lower round totals.
Matthew Code (Belleville, Ontario, Canada) continued his fall season play with a tied for 2nd place finish in the tournament. The finish for Code was his best finish during the fall season. With a tournament total of 213 (71, 71, 71), Code was only 2 strokes behind individual tournament champion Chien Hau Tan from Ashford.
Junior Michael Fitzgerald (Flossmoor, Ill.) proved to get stronger as the tournament went on. With a tournament total of 233 (81, 79, 73), Fitzgerald continued to climb up the leaderboard after each round. He finished the tournament in 22nd individually. Fitzgerald closes out the fall season finishing in the top 25 individually in 4 of the 5 matches he participated in.
Saints Captain, Mike Prior (Schoolcraft, Mich.), closed out the fall campaign with a tournament total of 235 (78, 82, 75). His top 25 individual finish his 5th of the fall campaign. Prior will head to the spring season coming off 4 top 15 finishes in his last 5.
Sophomore Chris Noble (Niles, Mich.) closed out the season with a tournament total of 240 (79, 75, 86). Noble will head into spring golf coming off 3 top 15 individual finishes in the fall campaign, including a season best 9th place finish at the USF Fall Cougar Invitational.
Rounding out the tournament for the Saints, freshman Cody Richardson (Howe, Ind.) closes out his fall campaign with a 39th place individual finish off a tournament total of 246 (79 , 80, 87). Richardson will enter the spring having participated in 4 of the 5 fall events, including a 13th place finish at the Holy Cross Invitational.
Holy Cross ends its fall season winning a tournament championship (Indiana Wesleyan), and 5 top 5 finishes. Stay tuned to hcsaints.com as the Saints get ready to continue their recent successes into the spring season.