Men's Golf Fourth, But 18 Back, Halfway Through CACC Tournament

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(Photos by Ellen O'Brien)

HAWORTH, N.J. – Felician University sits in fourth place out of nine teams after Day 1 of the two-day, 36-hole Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Men's Golf Championship tournament. The event is being hosted by Dominican (N.Y.) College at White Beeches Country Club.

Led by a five-over-par round of 77 from senior Christian Lauchaire (Annandale, N.J./North Hunterdon), Felician posted a team score of 316 on Monday. That total leaves the Golden Falcons 18 strokes behind tournament leader Goldey-Beacom College, but just eight back of Wilmington (Del.) University in second place.

Lauchaire enters Tuesday's final round in a tie for ninth place out of 45 individuals. Fellow senior Jake Storako Laurel Springs, N.J./Highland Regional) shot 78 on Day 1 and is tied for 13th place. Goldey-Beacom freshman Pablo Saenz Avila tops the field with 70.

The CACC's official recap of Monday's action can be viewed at

"Overall, we struck the ball well," said first-year Felician head coach Joe Ambrose. "We made some mental errors and we need to clean those up. But there's no reason why we can't be closer to 300 as a team tomorrow and move up in the final standings."

After 36 holes, the top five individual finishers plus ties will be named to the CACC All-Tournament Team. Storako has already earned that honor twice in his career. The team champion will automatically qualify for the 2020 NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Regional Championship.

Full first-round results can be viewed at

Tournament play begins at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, and the first Felician golfer tees off at 8:50. The CACC, in partnership with BlueFrame Technology, will provide free live streaming video coverage at


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