ANNAPOLIS, Md. --Blue Hen senior Dan Costenbader and sophomore Kyle Martin each finished four over par to lead the University of Delaware men’s golf team to a fifth place finish out of 10 squads this weekend at the season-opening Navy Fall Classic.
Delaware posted a pair of sub-300 rounds during the invitational, carding a 298 on Saturday before improving with a 294 during Sunday’s round to finish with a 592 score.
Towson easily claimed the team title with a two-round score of 554, while the College of Charleston finished in second place with a 579 total. Saint Joseph’s came in third place at 587, followed by North Dakota State at 588 and the Blue Hens.
Costenbader followed up his opening round 73 on Saturday with another two over par 73 on Sunday on the par 71, 6,530-yard USNA Course, finishing in a tie for 12th place in the individual standings with a 73-73-146.
Martin (at right) posted the lowest round by a Blue Hen on Sunday with a one under par 70, the third lowest round of his career. Martin, who shot a 76 on Saturday, also tied for 12th place with a 76-70-146.
Junior Niño Rosal carded a four over par 75 during his second round, finishing the tournament in a tie for 21st place with a seven over par 74-75-149. Freshman Joe Visalli fired a five over par 76 on Sunday to end up at nine over par 75-76-151, tying for 29th place.
Junior Fraser Graham recorded a five over par 76 for the second consecutive day to finish in a tie for 33rd place with a 10 over par 76-76-152. Freshman Marc Oliveri, playing as an individual, shot a six over par 77 during his second round to end up tied for 38th place with an 11 over par 76-77-153.
Joe Gunerman of Towson and TJ McNulty of Saint Joseph’s tied for first place at eight under par, with Gunerman earning medalist honors following a playoff victory.
The Blue Hens are off for the next three weeks until they compete in the George Mason Patriot Intercollegiate at Laurel Hills Golf Course in Lorton, Va. on Sept. 28-29.