ITHACA, N.Y. – The University of Delaware men’s golf team fired a 299 score on Sunday to finish in eighth place at the Cornell Invitational.

The Blue Hens, who posted 289 and 295 rounds on Saturday, placed eighth out of 16 teams with a three-round total of 883. Temple captured the team title with an 855 score, followed by Yale at 856 and Cornell at 857.

UD senior Kieran Purcell tied for seventh place in the individual standings, finishing the weekend with an even par 67-70-76-213 on the par 71, 6,904-yard Robert Trent Jones Golf Course. Purcell, whose opening round 67 was a career-low, posted the sixth top 10 finish of his career.

Freshman Christian Chapman enjoyed the lowest round of the day by a Blue Hen by carding an even par 71, as he tied for 26th place with a seven over par score of 74-75-71-220. Chapman birdied the sixth, eighth, 10th and 11th holes on Sunday, to go with 10 pars on the day.

Jack Gianniny and Jack Melville each shot a 76 during their final rounds, as both players tied for 58th place at 14 over par. Gianniny recorded a 73-78-76-227 during the weekend, while Melville carded a 78-73-227. Blaine Lafferty tied for 69th place at the invitational with an 18 over par 75-77-79-231.

James Nicholas of Yale was the tournament medalist by finishing at four under par, while John Barone of Temple finished one shot back.

Delaware returns to action on Sept. 25-26 when the Blue Hens compete in the George Mason Patriot Invitational at Chantilly National Golf & Country Club in Chantilly, Va.

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