Tigani '18 leads men's golf to runner-up finish at St. Lawrence

Hamilton College finished as runners-up at the 2017 St. Lawrence University Men's Golf Invitational.
Hamilton College finished as runners-up at the 2017 St. Lawrence University Men's Golf Invitational.

Hamilton College's Joe Tigani '18 earned medalist honors for the second straight week and the Continentals finished second out of 10 teams at the 2017 St. Lawrence University Men's Golf Invitational on Sunday.

Tigani finished with a 36-hole total of 148, which was one stroke better than New York University's Matthew Shen. Tigani posted a 78 that included a 12 on the 18th hole on Saturday. He bounced back with a 1-under 70 on Sunday that proved to be the best round of the day. Tigani also captured first place in the Hamilton Invitational with a two-day score of 151 last weekend.

Bobby Osborn '20 tied for third place just two shots behind Tigani at 150 with rounds of 77 and 73. Osborn tied his career best for the second week in a row with his score in the final round. Andrew Watson '19 fired a collegiate-best 74 in the first round and added a 78 on Sunday as he tied for sixth place in the 55-man field at 152. Watson's 74 was Hamilton's best round on Saturday.

Thomas Graham '21 opened with a 79 but carded a 75 in the final round and tied for 16th at 154. Jeremy Benjamin '19 ended up at 159 for the tournament including a 79 on Saturday.

The Continentals were in third place after a four-man team score of 308 on Saturday but moved up a spot to runners-up after an impressive 296 on Sunday. New York University captured the team title and finished four shots ahead of Hamilton with a tournament score of 600. The hosts landed in third place at 608.

The Continentals compete in the 2017 Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury's Ralph Myhre Golf Course on Sept. 16 and 17.