Storako Comes Out Of Strong SNHU Field With Record, Top 10

Golfer leaning on club.
Jake Storako shot a Felician 54-hole record 220 at the 2019 Penmen Fall Invitational. (Ellen O'Brien)

CANTERBURY, N.H. – Senior Jake Storako (Laurel Springs, N.J./Highland Regional) set the Felician University men's golf scoring record for a 54-hole event on Monday and Tuesday at the Penmen Fall Invitational, hosted by Southern New Hampshire University at Canterbury Woods Country Club.

Storako shot a four-over-par 220 for the tournament, breaking the school mark of 226 held by Joe Leardo from the 2011 NCAA Atlantic/East Regional. Storako finished in a tie for ninth place in the 90-player field.

The entrants played two 18-hole rounds on Monday and a third on Tuesday. Felician carded a 302, one stroke short of the program record, during Monday's second round. For the event, however, the Golden Falcons settled for a 944 (320-302-222) and tied for 13th place in the 17-team field.

Storako's Monday consisted of scores of 73 and 75. He then produced an even-par 72 on Tuesday, one of three Golden Falcons to shoot 72 during the tournament. Storako was the only Golden Falcon to finish among the top third of the field, which contained eight of last year's 10 East Region team qualifiers to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

Felician senior Christian Lauchaire (Annandale, N.J./North Hunderton) (84-72-82) and sophomore Gonzalo Maldonado Felices (Almeria, Spain/Stella Maris) (85-72-81) each totaled 238 for the tournament on the 6,555-yard layout. The duo was part of a tie for 61st place.

Junior Prince Sukklabsawan (Si Racha, Thailand/Heritage Academy [S.C.]) carded a 248 (78-83-87) and tied for 82nd place. Classmate Adrian Mayorga (Valley Cottage, N.Y./Albertus Magnus) finished 90th (129-110-112—351) for the Golden Falcons.

Only seven strokes separated the final seven teams in the standings. At 944, Felician tied for 13th with American International College (325-313-306), two shots back of 12th place Saint Anselm College and one ahead of the College of Saint Rose in 15th.

Laval University, a non-NCAA institution in Quebec City, Canada, won the team championship with scores of 289-284-290—863 (-1). Le Moyne College was the top NCAA school at 877. Five players finished under par, led by a 206 from Laval's David Tweddell and Le Moyne's Andrew Petrin, who signed for 208.

Felician was playing in its final event prior to the 2019 Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Championship tournament. The CACC Championship will be hosted by defending champion Dominican (N.Y.) College on Oct. 7-8 at White Beeches Country Club in Haworth, N.J.