PREVIEW: Golf heads to the Mountaineer Invitational

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By Jonathan Hanna, Editor-in-Chief

BRIDGEPORT, W. Va.– After a strong performance at the Fairleigh Dickinson Invitational, the Robert Morris golf team is back in action on Monday as they head to the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, West Virginia for the Mountaineer Invitational.

At the Fairleigh Dickinson Invitational, the Colonials finished in a tie for second with the Bryant Bulldogs at 29 over par, two shots off from the champion Sacred Heart Pioneers.

Robert Morris was boosted by a strong second day, as they shot three spots up the leaderboard after shooting a day-low seven over par as a team

It was individually, however, where the Colonials starred. Chris Sabol won the tournament outright at an even 144 en route to being named #HLGolf Athlete of the Week. Also for the Colonials, Chase Miller finished in a three-way tie for second a stroke behind Sabol.

In Bridgeport, the Colonials will be tackling Pete Dye Golf Club, a 7,308-yard, par-72 course nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Designed by legendary golf course designer Pete Dye (whose other courses include TPC Sawgrass, Harbour Town Golf Links, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, and Whistling Straits), the Pete Dye Golf Club features fairways that bob and weave across the hilly terrain.

The Pete Dye Golf Club is ranked #64 on Golf Digest’s ranking of America’s 100 Greatest Courses and ranked #37 on Golfweek’s ranking of the Best Modern Courses.