BREWSTER, Mass. – Senior Bryce Mitchell (Greenwich, Conn.) and junior Jackson Mitchell (Marion, Mass.) both posted tournament scores of 161 (+17), leading the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's golf squad at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Division III Championships at Captains Course.
Team Score: 655 (16th) | 335 First Round, 320 Second Round
How it Happened
The Corsairs and the NEIGA field opened play at Port Course on Sunday, finishing the round 17th as a team before knocking 15 shots off their collective score at Starboard Course on Monday.
B. Mitchell paced UMass Dartmouth's efforts on Sunday, registering a team-best round of 78 (+6) to close the day tied at 27th individually. Four shots behind was J. Mitchell at 82 (+10), sitting tied for 55th in the field after day one. The duo then reversed at Starboard Course on the second day, with J. Mitchell shooting 79 and B. Mitchell 83 and tying for 47th individually for the Championship.
After recording a score of 87 on Sunday, junior Tom Sheran (Marstons Mills, Mass.) responded in strong fashion on Monday with the Corsairs' best score of the tournament at 76 (+4). The rebound bumped Sheran up 24 spots in the individual standings to place him tied for 54th (163).
Seniors Ben Bedarian (Franklin, Mass.) and Nick Lombardo (Medway, Mass.) rounded out UMass Dartmouth's competitors, placing 79th and 84th, respectively. Bedarian shaved 10 strokes off his first round score to enter the clubhouse with an 82 on Monday (174 overall), while Lombardo posted a pair of 88 rounds (176).
Inside the Numbers
- Both Port Course and Starboard Course held par 72, with Starboard Course playing at 6,687 yards and Port Course 6,610 yards.
- Husson University was crowned the men's team champion with an even-par score of 586, with Eagle Daulton Wickenden taking the individual medal at -2 for the tournament (142).
- Average scores in the field of 92 golfers were 81 on Port Course and 79 on Starboard Course.
UMass Dartmouth will take to the course again next April for the spring portion of the season.