Men's Golf 2013-14 Season Review

 

 

Christopher Lucarelli
Lucarelli finished his career with a stroke average of 79.8 in 55 rounds.
The Muhlenberg men’s golf team saved some of its best work for last in the 2013-14 season.

Chris DiMaio
DiMaio shot in the 70s in 19 of 33 rounds over the last two seasons.
The Mules posted two of their three best rounds of the year on the final two days of the Centennial Conference Championships, making up eight strokes in the last round to climb into a tie for fourth, their best showing since 2011. The only school in the field to lower its score from the previous day in both the second and third rounds, Muhlenberg posted its best team total since that season.

Senior Christopher Lucarelli bookended his final campaign with stellar performances. The veteran medaled at the season-opening Messiah Falcon Classic, firing a career-best 71 to become the first Mule to win a tournament since 2009. Lucarelli scored in the 70s in all three rounds of the conference tournament to finish in a tie for 10th, and also tied for second in the spring version of the Falcon Classic a few days earlier. He led the team with a stroke average of 79.0.

Fellow senior Chris DiMaio tied for first with a 71 at the York Invitational in the spring and signed for a 79 in the final round of his career at the CC Championships. DiMaio finished with an 80.9 stroke average.

Freshman John Froberg became a key member of the Mules’ lineup, shooting a season low of 77 on three different occasions. Fellow rookie David Barkley carded six sub-80 rounds, including a 78 on the second day of the conference tournament, and sophomore Jonathan Graulich had a pair of sub-80 scores there, helping him land alongside Froberg in the top 20. Graulich (81.3) and Froberg (81.6) were right behind DiMaio in stroke average.

The Mules finished third at three tournaments and were runners-up at Rutgers-Camden in a field of 15 teams in the spring.