The West Chester University Golden Rams men’s golf team placed eighth at the 50th Annual Cecil C. Spadafora Invitational hosted by Indiana University of Pensylvania on Monday, April 15. The men’s team shot a 315 of the second day of the invitational, bringing their total to 615.
Connor Lefever, a junior at West Chester, finished the tournament with a final score of 153, shooting a 76 on day two of the invitational. Lefever’s 76 on day two was the lowest score on the Golden Rams squad. Griffith Basehore, a senior, scored a 77 on Monday, bringing his overall tally to 150 in the tournament, the lowest total score for the Golden Rams. Eric Slawter, a sophomore, pulled together a score of 152. Slawter shot 79 on day two of the tournament.
Between the three, Bashore finished 16th individually in the tournament, with Slawter and Lefever placing in at 18th and 21st, respectively. Other notable Golden Rams included Ryan Fogel, a sophomore, and Danny Walck, a senior, both scoring an 83 of day two of the tournament. Fogel had a final score of 160 for the tournament overall, while Walck had a final score of 166.
The men’s team will head to the Challenge at Mystic Rock for their next tournament. The tournament will be held in Farmington, Pennsylvania. This will be the men’s last tournament before NCAA Regionals begin, as well as NCAA Nationals.
Meanwhile, for the West Chester University women’s golf team, sophomore Gabby Couture placed second overall in the Mike Bello Invitational, hosted by LeMoyne College in New York. It was one of Couture’s best performances, scoring an 82 on the second day of the event, and bringing her total to 166 for the invitational.
Other Golden Rams who had solid outings at the tournament included junior Nicole Cavalcante, who shot a 92 on Sunday, bringing Cavalcante’s total to 172. Jenna Hopkins, a sophomore, managed to score a 94 on the second day of the tournament. Hopkins closed out the tournament with a final score of 183.
West Chester University’s women’s golf team finishes up its season soon, with their last outing being a one-day event at East Stroudsburg at the East Stroudsburg Invitational. With the weather clearing up and the sun starting to come out more often, in contrast to the snowy climate the Golden Rams had to face in New York, expect the women’s team to finish their season on a solid note.
Oliver Suskin-Santarelli is a third-year student majoring in communication studies. He can be reached at OS753461@wcupa.edu.