October 22, 2011

Golf Tied For Second After First Day of Johnson & Wales Fall Invitational

Sophomore Brendan Kelleher

Sophomore Brendan Kelleher

CRANSTON, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's golf team shot a team score of 315 and is tied for second place after the first day of the two-day Johnson & Wales Fall Invitational, at the par-71 Cranston Country Club Saturday.

The Corsairs are tied with the Johnson & Wales Blue team, and trail Rhode Island College by five strokes. The JWU Gold team came in at 30, Providence shot 335, and Babson shot 338.

For the Corsairs, sophomore Brendan Kelleher (Hopedale, MA/Hopedale HS) shot a 75, senior George Gillmore (Cotuit, MA/ Barnstable HS/Fairfield) shot a 77, senior Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) came in at 81, junior Matt Connolly (Lynnfield, MA/Lynnfield HS) shot an 82 and junior Kevin Rewinski (West Springfield, MA/West Springfield HS) came in at 84. "We got very good individual performances today from Brendan and George," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "It's taken Brendan a while to get his rhythm, and 75 was a good score today, so, hopefully, that will carry over until tomorrow. George plays well at this course. I'm happy with our performance today, and we're in the hunt and we'll try to make up those five strokes tomorrow."

The tournament will conclude Sunday.