Men's Golf Finishes Tied for Ninth at Flumere Invitational to Open Spring

April 11, 2007

STOW, MA- The Amherst College men’s golf team opened its spring slate with a ninth place finish at Bentley’s Lou Flumere Invitational, shooting a 327. Amherst tied Boston University for the top-10 result, finishing twenty strokes behind champion Salem State.

Amherst seniors Andy Bruns (Eaton, OH) and Drew Russ (Maui, HI) led the way for the Lord Jeffs today, shooting a side-by-side 81 to finish tied for 27th individually. The pair of Amherst upperclassmen finished seven shots of the pace of eventual champion Tyler Kett of UMass-Dartmouth.

Amherst sophomore Chris Valentine (Topsfield, MA) and first-year Josh Shniderman (Fort Lauderdale, FL) finished with scores of 82 and 83, respectively, for to place tied for 36th and 44th place. Rounding out the top-five for Amherst was dual-sport star sophomore Glenn Wong (Leverett, MA) with an 85.

Amherst will take the weekend off before traveling to Saratoga Springs to compete in the Palamountain Open on Monday.

34th ANNUAL LOU FLUMERE INVITATIONAL
Hosted by Bentley College
at Stow Acres C.C., Stow, Mass.

Team Standings
1. Salem State 307
2. Massachusetts-Dartmouth 312
3. Holy Cross A 316
4. Nichols 319
5. Tufts 323
6. Worcester State 324
7. Bryant 325
8. Assumption 326
T-9. Amherst 327
T-9. Boston University 327

AMHERST INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
T-27. Andy Bruns               81
T-27. Drew Russ                81
T-36. Chris Valentine        82
T-44. Adam Shniderman   83
T-55. Glenn Wong            85

Top-10 Individual Results
1. Tyler Kett, Mass.-Dartmouth                         74*
2. Kyle Pelletier, Mass.-Dartmouth                    74
3. Matt Czarnecki, Holy Cross A                        74
4. Chris Healy, Nichols                                       75
4. Sean LaBelle, Salem State                            75
4. Chris Menne, Mass.-Lowell                            75
7. Chris Anderson, Salem State                         76
7. Dave Hunt, Tufts                                            76
9. Matt Baran, Salem State                                77
9. Stephen Adamshick, West. N.E.                     77

*There was a three-way tie for medalist that went to a playoff. Matt Czarnecki was eliminated on the first hole. Tyler Kett won on the second hole with a par.