HAMILTON, NY (September 4, 2016) -- On the final day of the Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational at Seven Oaks Golf Club, Delaware ran away from the field to win by 16-strokes. Delaware finished 16-over and 13-strokes in front of Cornell at 29-over.
The Blue Hens were led by medalist winner Marc Oliveri, who finished 2-under and one-stroke in front of 36-hole leader Nicolas Osorio of Fairleigh Dickinson who finished 2-under.
Oliveri followed up rounds of 70-72 on Saturday with an even-par 72 in the final round. The senior captain got off to a shaky start with a double-bogey and bogey on the first two holes to fall to 1-over.
With Osorio, a graduate student, playing steady golf early in his round Oliveri righted the ship with a run of pars before carding his first birdie on the 8th hole. Now at even-par, Oliveri parred the next eight holes before tying for the lead with a birdie on the 17th and then winning with a second consecutive birdie on No. 18.
Osorio began the day 3-under but a double-bogey on the 11th proved to be costly.
Delaware also received top-15 play from junior's Jack Gianniny (T5; +4) and Blaine Lafferty (T15; +8).
In the medalist race, Cornell's Luke Graboyes and St. John's Andrew Baek finished tied for third at 2-over while three others shared fifth at 4-over.
Behind Delaware and Cornell in the team standings it was Army (+37) in third, St. John's (+38) in fourth and Colgate (+43) in fifth.
Following a 36-hole day at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational, Delaware, 3-over, holds a nine-stroke lead. The 54-hole event will conclude on Sunday with the final round at Seven Oaks Golf Club.
Through two rounds Delaware is being led by a pair of players; Jack Gianniny and Marc Oliveri are both tied for second at 2-under.
Gianniny, a junior, shot a first round 4-under 68 before struggling in the second with a 2-over 74. In the first round Gianniny birdied six holes and bogeyed two before bogeying four and birdieing two in the second round.
Oliveri posted rounds of 70-72 on Saturday. The senior captain birdied three holes and bogeyed one in the first round and then birdied two and bogeyed two in round two.
Two other Delaware players are inside the top-10; junior Blaine Lafferty and sophomore Robert Diforio who are both tied for 10th at 4-over.
The medalist chase is being led by Nicolas Osorio of Fairleigh Dickinson. Osrio, a graduate student, is 3-under after rounds of 68-73 and ahead of three others by one shot.
In his 4-under first round. Osrio carded five birdies and one bogey. During the second round, Osrio was 1-under through 17-holes until he double-bogeyed the 18th.
In addition to Gianniny and Oliveri, Cornell's Mike May is tied for second at 2-under.
St. John's Andrew Baek (-1) and Cornell's Luke Graboyes (+1) are in fifth and sixth place.
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