Steve Kopf, Joe Dante, and JJ Napoli with the Marino Trophy.

Niagara University won the 71st annual Little Three Scholarship Golf Tournament, the oldest continuous intercollegiate alumni golf tournament in the nation. The friendly competition between Niagara, Canisius, and St. Bonaventure has been held since 1951.

Joe Dante, ’06; Kyle Brion, ’06; Steve Kopf, ’09, M.S.Ed.’13; and JJ Napoli, ’18, MBA’19, were awarded the tournament’s Dr. Vincent P. Marino Trophy for a scramble score of 58, beating Canisius’ score of 61 and St. Bonaventure’s 68.

Sixty-eight golfers from the three schools attended this year’s event, which was held on June 27 at River Oaks Golf Club, Grand Island, N.Y.

Since 2016, proceeds from the tournament have gone to support the golf programs at each school.

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