DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. – A scorching back nine from Kyle Qualiero and easily the best round of John Murray's career helped the Ursinus College men's golf team post its best score of the spring on the second and final day of the Rosemont Invitational.
Quagliero shot 74 – including an eagle during a 2-under-par back nine – and Murray bested his previous low by a full ten strokes for the Bears, who finished with a 323 for the day. It was the Bears' best team tally since October and 13 shots below their 336 from round one, putting them in 13th place overall with a 659.
Quagliero tied for 18th with a 36-hole tally of 154. The rookie was red-hot on the back nine, making birdie on the par-three 12th and eagle on the par-four 13th before logging another birdie on the par-five 18th.
Hodgdon was consistent throughout the weekend, scoring 78 on Sunday after a 79 the day prior. The sophomore had a pair of birdies on the 4th and 11th holes and made par on ten other holes.
After a career-best 87 on Saturday, freshman Kai Toomey came back with another solid round of 90. He tallied five pars en route to a 41 on the front nine holes.
Junior Daniel Schlitt carded 90 for the second straight day, recording four pars.
Murray scripted the largest improvement of the tournament, shattering his previous collegiate best with an 81, a full 10 strokes ahead of his former standard and well clear of his 100 from Saturday. The rookie shot 39 on the front nine, with four pars and a birdie on the par-four 6th, and a 42 on a back nine that included five pars.
The Bears now prepare for the Centennial Conference championship, which will be held April 26-28 at Brookside Country Club in Macungie.