Golf Will Compete in the MAAC Championship in Disney Florida

Golf Will Compete in the MAAC Championship in Disney Florida




JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Saint Peter's golf team will compete in the 2017 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships in Orlando, FL. The squad will start the four-day tournament from Thursday, April 20 to Saturday, April 23 at the Disney Magnolia Golf Course. The first round will start promptly at 10 am.

The field features 10 teams from the MAAC which includes Canisius, Fairfield, Iona, Monmouth, Manhattan, Niagara, Rider, Saint Peter's, and Siena.

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.


As a team the Peacocks finished fifth overall. Jose Cardona placed 24th with a final score of 230, Dominic Diaz posted a 236 and Mike Winter shot a 241.

In the final round, Cardona posted birdies on holes 17, 5, 6 and 9 along with three bogeys and two double bogeys for a round of 75. Diaz had birdies on holes 5 and 7 along with seven birdies and a double bogey while, Winter registered birdies on holes 1 and 8, six bogeys and three double bogeys.


The Saint Peter's golf team finished tied for ninth in the Rhode Island Invitational on April 18 with a final score of (920, +56). Freshman, Danny Lapp, led the Peacocks finishing tied for 12th with a final score (220,+4).

Ryan Rodriguez followed Lapp with a score of (229, +13), and Mike Winter posted a total score of (235, +19), Dominic Diaz posted a score of (236, +20), and Jose Cardona totaled a score of (249, +33).


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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