Barton’s Third Place Finish Paces Mountain Hawks At Patriot League Championship
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Sophomore Sam Barton finished third, claiming the All-Patriot League award of the first team to lead the Lehigh men’s golf team in the Patriot League championship taking place on Sunday at the Naval Academy Golf club ended. Barton shot in the final round on Sunday 73 to finish third at 11 against par 221 (77-71-73) in a six-way tie.
As a team, Lehigh shot 300 on Sunday, the best round of the 54-hole championship, and finished sixth in the field of eight teams with 921 (313-308-300).
Barton did a double bogey on his first hole of the day (# 10) but recovered with birdies on the 13th and 15th. On his final lap 73, he shot 37 on his top nine and one over par 36 on the back nine .
Lehigh’s next lower round on Sunday came from newcomer Marco Arosemena, who shot four over 74 with 12 pars and a birdie on the 13th hole of par 5. Arosemena finished 40th at 245 (84-87-74).
Sophomore Joey Dotta was Lehigh’s No. 2 finisher and finished 24th with 233 (78-78-77). Dotta made a birdie on his last lap on the sixth hole of par 4. Two strokes behind Dotta was David Hurly in his sophomore year, who finished 27th with 235 (81-78-76).
Senior Owen Quinn, who played for brown and white at his last event, finished in 33rd place with 237 (77-81-79).
On a day when all six Lehigh contestants broke 80, freshman Edmund Broderick also carded a 79 to finish 43rd out of 250 (85-86-79). Broderick made a birdie on his final lap.
Loyola won the team title with 866 (288-288-290), 18 strokes better than Navy, who pushed Lafayette one stroke to second place.
The Greyhounds also had the top two singles in singles champion Brandon Berry (69-70-72-211) and runner-up Evan Brown (71-72-71-215). The group of third placed was 10 strokes ahead of the top.
The Mountain Hawks only lose one player, Owen Quinn, who is five years older, to graduation. The remainder of the list consists of first and second year student-athletes.