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BONNIES RECLAIM GOLF TITLE

Led by freshman Jay Lindell (Southwestern), St. Bonaventure held off Duquesne and St. Francis (Pa.) Monday to win its own Leo Keenan Invitational golf tournament at the Bartlett Country Club in Olean.

The Bonnies shot a 14-over-par 294 to go with Sunday's opening round of 288 for a 582 total, bettering the tournament record by 10 shots. American University set the previous record with a 592 last year. Duquesne finished seven shots back and St. Francis was eight behind.

Lindell shot 71 Monday for a 36-hole total of 141, 1-over par. He won by two shots over Eric Couture of St. Francis. Wes Cupp of American and Sean Flanigan of Duquesne were three back.

Three Bonaventure golfers tied for 15th place at 147 -- sophomore Jeff Tracy (71-76), senior Mike Pochily (74-73) and sophomore Mike Schall (73-74). George Thomas had 76-77 for the Bonnies.

Niagara finished ninth with a 603 score. Canisius was 15th at 620.

It was the ninth team title in the 13 years of the Keenan for the Bonnies, and third in the seven years it has been a 36-hole event. Bona last won in 1997. The tournament is named for former St. Bonaventure golf coach Leo Keenan Jr., who remains active as a professor of English at the university.

Elsewhere, Kyle Hess (Nichols) of the University of Richmond was named Atlantic 10 Conference performer of the week after he tied for fourth at the James Madison Invitational with a 36-hole total of 137. He helped the Spiders to a fourth-place finish.

WOMEN'S SOCCER: Sue Rusch (East Aurora) scored both goals for Erie Community College in a 2-0 victory over Onondaga CC in Syracuse. Alyssa MacNamara (Amherst) made 10 saves for the Kats (2-2-1). . . . Nicole Olszewski (Lancaster) was named Mid-American Conference player of the week after leading the Bulls to a pair of conference victories. Olszewski had two goals and three assists in a 6-1 win over Akron and scored the winning goal in overtime of a 2-1 victory over Bowling Green. . . . Lisa Nicole of St. Bonaventure was named co-player of the week in the Atlantic 10 Conference after a pair of game-winning goals against Duquesne and Binghamton. Bonnies freshman Cheryl Benacci was named A-10 rookie of the week after she scored her first goal in a 2-1 win over Duquesne.

BASEBALL: Joe Sanders pitched a one-hitter for Niagara County CC in a 3-1 victory over ECC in Sanborn. ECC took the second game of the doubleheader, 13-6.

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