Delisanti Leads Beacons on Day 1 at NGI
Friday, May 17, 2024
Delisanti Leads Beacons on Day 1 at NGI
Anthony Delisanti is tied for 15th at the NGI through one round.

The Valparaiso University men’s golf team played the first round of the National Golf Invitational (NGI) on Friday at the par-72, 7323-yard Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. Anthony Delisanti (Sanborn, N.Y. / Niagara Wheatfield) paced the team and is part of the top 15 through one round.

How It Happened

  • Delisanti carded a 71 (-1) in the opening round, tied for 15th of 47 on the player leaderboard.
  • Senior Mason Bonn (Sherwood, Ore. / Sherwood) posted a 74 (+2) to finish the day tied for 28th, while sophomore Owen Sander (Carmel, Ind. / Carmel) and freshman Adam Melliere (Zionsville, Ind. / Zionsville) both used 76 strokes (+4).
  • The Beacons finished the day at 297 (+9), one stroke ahead of Missouri Valley Conference foe Belmont for eighth in the 10-team field.
  • TCU holds the team lead at 279 (-9), while TCU’s Jack Beauchamp and Washington State’s Preston Bebich are tied for first at 67 (-5).

Inside the Rounds

  • Valpo produced only 11 birdies in the opening round, but did hit par on 56 holes.
  • Bonn and Delisanti led the team with three birdies apiece.
  • Delisanti birdied back-to-back holes, the par-4 15th hole and the par-5 16th hole. He also birdied the par-5 third hole but did sprinkle two bogeys into the round.

Up Next

The second round of this weekend’s tournament will take place on Saturday. A link to live scoring via GolfStat is available on