NESHANIC, NJ - The Saint Peter's golf team came in first place at the Annual Peacocks Invitational with a final score of (292, +4). Freshman, Ryan Rodriguez, finished as the top individual, as he shot two under par (70,-2).
Against MAAC Competitors
Rider University came in second with a final score of (297, +9), Fairfield University placed third scoring (298, +10), Monmouth finished fourth with a score of (299, +11) and Siena placed sixth (304, +16).
Individually, Danny Lapp tied with Rider's, Drake Sollon who also shot (72).
"The last time we won the Peacock Invitational, we went on to win MAACs," said head coach Nick Dilio. "Hopefully we can bring this momentum into Rhode Island and continue through the MAAC tournament."
The Peacocks will travel to Rhode Island to compete in the Rhode Island Invitational on April 17-18.
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 was part of the undefeated golf team in 1964 and was selected as
student-athlete of the year in 1965. He is now a member of the Saint Peter's Athletic Hall of Fame.