April 10, 2011
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's golf team shot a team score of 324 for a 36-hole total of 647 and finished third at the Hampton Inn Spring Invitational at the Allendale Country Club Sunday.
Salem State finished first at 637 and Husson was second at 644. Rhode Island College was fourth at 654 and Babson fifth at 655. Bob Bruso of Worcester State was the medalist. Bruso, Chris Hamel of Husson, Tim Leigh of RIC and Nick Zolotas of Salem State tied for the lead at 155, and Bruso won a sudden death playoff by parring the first hole.
The UMass Dartmouth Gold team shot 338 for 690 and finished 12th.
Junior Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) led the Corsairs with an 81 for a two-day total of 157 and a fifth place finish. Senior Scott Woodacre (Westborough, MA/Westborough HS) shot an 80 for 162 and tied for 12th, sophomore Matt Connolly (Lynnfield, MA/Lynnfield HS) shot an 81 for 164 and junior George Gillmore (Cotuit, MA/Barnstable HS/Fairfield) shot an 82 for 164 and both tied for 19th, sophomore John Coucci (Mattapoisett, MA/Old Rochester Regional HS) of the Gold team shot an 84 for 167 and tied for 31st, sophomore Brandon Oldham (Mattapoisett, MA/ORR/Allegheny College/Bristol CC) shot an 85 for 170 and tied for 41st, freshman Brendan Kelleher (Hopedale, MA/Hopedale HS) of the Gold team shot 84 for 172 and tied for 47th, freshman Billy Guilford (Halifax, MA/Silver Lake HS) of the Gold team shot 86 for 174 and tied for 51st, sophomore Kevin Rewinski (West Springfield, MA/West Springfield HS) of the Gold team came in at 84 for 177 and tied for 62nd.
"I think the teams in front of us opened the door, and we failed to walk through it," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "We had opportunities that we didn't cash in on. You always hope to play a little bit better on your home course, but overall, finishing third in a strong field is a job well done and we'll get back to practice Monday and get ready for the rest of the season and for nationals. Individually, Nick had a good tournament for us and, with the exception of a couple of holes, John Coucci played really well both days. We would like to thank the Allendale Country Club for hosting a great collegiate event, and the Hampton Inn of Westport for sponsoring the tournament."
The Corsairs will return to action when they visit Western New England Thursday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH GOLF