MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth improved a collective seven strokes between rounds, securing a 14th-place team finish out of 22 squads at the season-opening Duke Nelson Invitational this weekend, held at the Ralph Myhre Course.
Team Score: 615 (T-14th) | 311 First Round, 304 Second Round
How it Happened
The Corsairs held the 16th place in the field following Saturday's first round, finishing at 311 strokes (+36). UMass Dartmouth newcomer Austin Alves (Rochester, Mass.) was the low score on the day, registering a round of 77 (+6), closely followed by seniors Ben Bedarian (Franklin, Mass.), Jared Fadding (Lenox, Mass.) and Tom Sheran (Marstons Mills, Mass.) at 78 (+7). Junior Jackson Mitchell (Marion, Mass.) rounded out the Corsair scores at 80 (+9).
Mitchell then settled in for Sunday's round, joining with Fadding to register UMass Dartmouth's lowest scores of the tournament at 74 (+3). Fadding ended as the top scorer, placing tied for 46th overall with a two-day total of 152. Bedarian shaved one stroke off his first day, totaling a 77 on Sunday, with Alves shooting 79 and Sheran 84.
Inside the Numbers
- The Ralph Myhre Course played at 6,315 yards for the tournament, with an average score of 77.55 for the 113 golfers to participate.
- Fadding was one of just 10 players on the tournament to sink an eagle, which he completed on the par-4 sixth hole on Sunday.
- The Corsairs improve two team placements at the Duke Nelson Invite from last year, when they place 16th overall.
The Corsairs travel next weekend to Bangor, Maine for the Husson Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, to be held at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course.
T46th – Jared Fadding (152)
T55th – Jackson Mitchell (154)
T64th – Ben Bedarian (155)
T70th – Austin Alves (156)
T91st – Tom Sheran (162)