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Navy Crowned Patriot League Men’s Golf Champion, Musto Wins Medalist Honors

Charlie Musto is the first Navy rookie and second freshman in Patriot League history to win both individual medalist and rookie of the year recognition.


Mids Set to Host Annual Navy Spring Invitational

Navy won last year's tournament after producing a blistering 2-over par 570 (285-285) to break the tournament record.


Mids Win Navy Spring Invitational, Fricke Earns Medalist Honors

Thomas Fricke is the third Navy player to earn medalist honors this year, joining Griffin Peters and Conor Tallman.


Mids Place Second at Navy Spring Invitational

Navy shaved 10 strokes off its first round score with a 7-over par 291 in Sunday.

2009-10 (Jr.) -- Enjoyed a sensational junior campaign where he paced the Mids with a 74.1 stroke average, including a 73.6 average during the fall season ... was Navy's top finisher in eight of the nine events over the course of the season, including all five in the spring ... began the year with a third-place tie at the Navy Fall Classic, where he carded a personal-low 4-under par 67 ... it's the lowest round since 1990 by a Navy golfer other than Billy Hurley ... finished with a 4-under par 138 ... put together his second-consecutive third-place finish by recording a 2-over 144 at the Rehoboth Beach Invitational ... garnered all-tournament honors after placing 10th at the 54-hole Service Academy Classic ... produced Navy's low score at the Philadelphia Big 5 where he posted a 9-over par 151 to finish 26th ... concluded the fall season at the Lincoln Mercury Intercollegiate where he finished just outside of the top 10 with an 8-over par 152 ... one of Navy's top performers in the annual Army-Navy Match ... paired up with Andrew Haines to take the doubles point, 3&1 ... cruised to a 3&1 victory over Matt Krembel in singles action ... placed among the top 10 in three of the five tournaments in the spring, including the Navy Spring Invitational where he took medalist honors with an even 142 ... he placed ninth at the Patriot League Championship (+12, 228) to earned all-conference honors ... was one of two players to finish in the top 10 at the Johnny Palmer Invitational, carding a 6-over par 150 to finish fourth ... was the Mids' topo finisher at the Lincoln Mercury Intercollegiate (+8, 152) and the Charleston Shootout (+11, 227) ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09 (So.) -- Owned a 78.5 stroke average among the four tournaments he played in during the fall ... dominated James Raymond in singles competition in the Army-Navy Star Match, 6&5 ... turned in a 12th-place finish with a 3-over par 145 at the Navy Fall Invitational to lead the Navy blue squad to a fourth-place finish ... also saw action at the season-opening Maryland Intercollegiate (+12, 154), the Adams Cup of Newport (+22, 238) and the Columbia Invitational (+35, 248) ... stepped away from golf during the spring season.

2007-08 (Fr.) -- Named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year following his third-place finish at the 2008 Patriot League Championship ... was the highest placing freshman in the field and garnered All-Patriot League kudos for his top-10 finish ... became the first freshman under Pat Owen's watch to win an individual title after taking the Navy Spring Invitational ... turned in a 3-under par 139 in the two-round tournament to win the crown, while leading Navy to a ninth-place finish in the tournament ... posted an 11-over par 191 to place 22nd at the George Washington Invite ... member of the Navy Gold squad that tied for sixth at the Navy Fall Invitational with a 33-over par 601 ... finished his first collegiate competition with a 12-over par 154 to place 39th.

More on Hayes -- A 2006 graduate of Del Campo High School, Hayes was a two-sport standout who earned letters in golf and football ... led Del Campo to Cal League golf titles in 2003, `04 and `05 ... garnered all-conference recognition all four seasons, while being named all-city as a junior and senior ... served as team captain in 2005, as well as being named the team's MVP ... grandfather, Timothy Wellings, graduated from the Naval Academy in 1947 ... majoring in Oceanography, he was named to the Commandant's List in the spring of 2008 ... full name is Benjamin Wellings Hayes ... son of Ron and Cindy Hayes ... born Feb. 12, 1988, in Redwood City, Calif.

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