The Golf Team Competes in Two-day Tournament at University of Rhode Island

The Golf Team Competes in Two-day Tournament at University of Rhode Island



JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Saint Peter's golf team will travel to North Kingstown. to compete in the Rhode Island invitational. The squad will compete in a two-day event from Monday, April 17 to Tuesday, April 18 at the Quidnessett Country Club. The first round will start promptly at 8 am.

Saint Peter's will be up against 13 other teams. The field features two teams from the MAAC which includes Iona and Niagara. In addition to the MAAC teams, the field also includes Bryant, Central Connecticut, Delaware, Drexel, Fordham, Holy Cross, Lafayette, St. Bonaventure, St. John's, and Wagner.

Players that may be competing for Saint Peter's include Ryan Rodriguez, Danny Lapp, David Powers, Mike Winters, and Stanley Garrant. Dominic Diaz and Jose Cardona.


The Saint Peter's golf team came in first place at the Annual Peacock Invitational on April 11 with a final score of (292, +4). Freshman, Ryan Rodriguez, finished as the top individual, as he shot two under par (70,-2).

Danny Lapp followed Rodriguez, making par (72) and Dominic Diaz and Mike Winter posted a score of (75, +3).

Competing as an individual, Stanley Garrant finished with a score of (75, +3) while Jose Cardona shot (81, +9).


Freshman Ryan Rodriguez was named MAAC Golfer of the Week on April 12 after his performance in the Peacock Invitational. Rodriguez became the first MAAC weekly award winner since 2015.


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.

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