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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Saint Peter's golf team will tee off in the Wildcat Invitational in Malvern PA. The squad will compete in a two-day event from March 27-28 at the White Manor Country Club.
Saint Peter's will play against 19 other schools including Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) competition Manhattan, Monmouth, Rider and Siena.
last time out… Dominic Diaz and Ryan Rodriguez led the Peacocks placing T10th with a score of (152,+8) in the Lehigh Invitational on October 22. Stanley Garrant followed with (153 +9), Jose Cardona posted a score of (161,+17) and Mike Winter added a score of (168,+24). As a team, Saint Peter's placed eighth with a final score of (618,+42).
"It will be a test tomorrow to see where the team is at, there will be four other MAAC schools competing in the event, so I would like to see us finish ahead of them," said head coach Nick Dilio.
Saint Peter's Line up:
about the team… The Saint Peter's Men's Golf team hold two reigning MAAC golf Championships in 2014 and 2015 under the direction of Peter Falloon. The team boast a young team with four freshman, two sophomores, and one senior. Captain for the Peacocks, is senior Dominic Diaz.
about the coach… Head Coach Nick Dilio is a three-time NCAA qualifier, claiming the 2016 MAAC individual title. In the process of his collegiate career, he participated in the NCAA Regional action three consecutive years. As a junior he was a MAAC Runner-up and registered four top-15-and three-top-10 showings at the MAAC Championships. Dilio also made an appearance in the Porter Cup which is one of the top amature tournaments in the world. In previous years the Porter Cup hosted golf legends Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Ben Crenshaw, and Hal Sutton.
Director for the Men's Golf team is previous head coach, Peter Falloon. During his time as the head coach, he led the Peacocks to two consecutive MAAC Championships in 2014 and 2015. Falloon led Saint Peters in the NCAA Sugar Grove Regional in 2014 and the NCAA New Haven Regional in 2015. Three out of four years Falloon was named MAAC Coach of the year. Falloon is a member of the Saint Peter's Athletic Hall of Fame.