HERSHEY, Pa. -- Eighth-ranked St. John Fisher captured its fourth consecutive Empire 8 championship and ninth in the past 10 years on Saturday at the par 71 Hershey Golf Country Club. The Cardinals shot a combined 302 in Saturday's final round to finish with a four-day total of 1204, defeating runner-up Scranton (E8 affiliate member), who closed out with a final score of 1230.
As the Empire 8 champion, Fisher receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Men's Golf championship May 13-16 in Greensboro, NC.
Fisher also cleaned up the individual awards. Thad Wier, who started out the day one stroke back, shot a final round 77 for a four-round total of 73-74-79-77 (+19), the tournaments lowest overall score to earn the Empire 8 Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive year.
Fellow teammate Hogan Cuny who began the day in tie for first finished with a final round 80 and four round total of 305 (+20) good for fourth place and the Empire 8 Rookie of the Year recognition.
Reigning rookie of the year Corey Haas launched a final round 74 to finish the tournament one stroke ahead of Cuny and earn a tie for second place.
Chris Blyth finished in a tie for ninth place after shooting a 79 to complete the four-day event at 313 (+29)
Wier, Haas, and Cuny each earned Empire 8 All-Conference First Team honors while Blyth was named to the Second Team.