Golf will start the season at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial

VILLANOVA, Pennsylvania — The Villanova men’s golf team kicks off its 2022-23 season on Saturday by playing in the Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational at Seven Oaks Golf Club Sept. 3-4.

“The team is extremely excited to start the season 22-23 this weekend at Colgate,” the team captain said. Pierre Weaver said. “With four new faces in the roster, all the guys are looking forward to building on last year’s momentum and seeing what lies ahead in the new season.”


Villanova is one of 14 teams in the field, which also includes Binghamton, Bucknell, Canisius, Cornell, Lafayette, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Robert Morris, Seton Hall, St. Bonaventure and Yale, as well as host Colgate .

Yale won the event a year ago, finishing with a total of 862. VU’s conference nemesis and defending BIG EAST champion Seton Hall finished second in last year’s invite , while Rhode Island, Colgate and St. Bonaventure rounded out the top five. . Villanova finished seventh as a team at the 2021 event.

Binghamton, Canisius, Penn and Robert Morris are the only new members of the squad, while the other 10 competed at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial early last season.

Two heats will take place on Saturday, while the event will end with a single heat on Sunday.

Live scores will be available on Golfstat. Both days will begin with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. ET.

Full field (2022 Golfstat Final Team Rankings): Seton Hall (87), Yale (167), Rhode Island (174), Lafayette (194), Bucknell (214), Villanova (216), Cornell (233), Lehigh (243), Colgate (251), Robert Morris (254), St. Bonaventure (261), Binghamton (263), Penn (265), Canisius (289)


Located on the campus of Colgate University, Seven Oaks Golf Club is an 18 hole par 72 course measuring 7,125 yards.

The course has hosted prestigious events over the years, including the New York State Boys’ and Girls’ Amateur Championships, the 1977 NCAA National Tournament and the 2010 Patriot League Championship.

Seven Oaks is ranked 8th on Golfers’ Choice 2022 Top 25 College Golf Courses and has been ranked as one of New York State’s Top 10 Courses.


Nos. 1-6: weaver, Ryan Pamer, Jason Lohwater, Joshua Lavely, Kyle Kinnane, Vimal Alokam

Weaver is the headliner for the Wildcats, coming off a season where he was named All-BIG EAST Second Team after breaking VU’s single-season hitting average record with 72.26. The Missouri native finished T-15th at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial last year, finishing the weekend leading the team with a par-4.

Pamer and Lavely come to Villanova after impressive high school careers. Pamer averaged 72.4 strokes per round and won six tournaments as a senior in Hudson, Ohio, while Lavely was ranked No. 1 in the Class of 2022 at Michigan State.

Graduate Transfers Lohwater and Kinnane join the ‘Cats after four years in Division I. Lohwater posted a career-high 74.84 points at Bucknell, finishing fourth in school history with three top-10 finishes first. Lohwater competed in this event last season, finishing T-13th with a +3 while competing for the Bison.

Kinnane spent his undergraduate career at Loyola Marymount, running a personal best 73.42 in 2020-21.

Alokam, one of only two returners in the roster, rounds out Villanova’s six. The sophomore from Ypsilanti, Mich. started in 11 tournaments a year ago, totaling 28 rounds in his freshman year with VU. At Seven Oaks last season, Alokam finished third on the ‘Cats at T-38th with a +11.


The Wildcats will return to New York State, participating in The Doc Gimmler at Bethpage State Park Red in Farmingdale, NY on September 10-11.

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