NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI - The Saint Peter's golf team finished tied for ninth in the Rhode Island Invitational with a final score of (920, +56). Freshman, Danny Lapp, led the Peacocks finishing tied for 12th with a final score (220,+4).
Against MAAC Competitors
Monmouth finished fourth with a score of (299, +11) and Siena placed sixth (939, +75) as the two MAAC schools that finished ahead of the Peacocks. Iona College came in 11th with a final score of (929, +65) and Niagara University placed 13th scoring (298, +10) finishing after Saint Peter's.
"We struggled but so did a lot of teams," said head coach Nick Dilio. "We are looking forward to getting to Florida and the warm weather."
The Peacocks will head to the MAAC Championships April 20-23 in Orlando, Florida. This will be the Peacocks last tournament of the 2016-17 season.
MAAC GOLFER OF THE WEEK
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.
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.