April 11, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-One University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's golf team finished eighth and the other was ninth as play concluded Saturday at the 14-team Hampton Inn Classic at the Allendale Country Club. The tournament, which was scheduled for 36 holes, was shortened to 27 holes after the final round was reduced to nine holes due to inclement weather.
The Corsair Gold team shot a nine-hole score of 170 and finished eighth with a 27-hole score of 506, while the UMD Blue team shot a 176 and was ninth at 512.
Trinity (CT) finished first, shooting a score of 169 for a total of 474, and Nichols was next at 165 for a total of 487. Salem State shot 175 and Johnson & Wales shot 171 for 492, Tufts came in at 172 for 498, Worcester State shot 167 for 499, and ROC shot 177 for 504. Following the Corsairs were Babson at 174 for 514, Wentworth at 176 for 526, MIT at 179 for 536, Suffolk at 192 for 550 and Elms at 194 for 579. Bob Bruso of Worcester State was the medalist with a score of 115.
For the UMass Dartmouth Blue team, freshman Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) shot a 43 for a total of 120 and finished 13th, freshman Joe Connor (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) shot a 44 for 125 and tied for 22nd, freshman Mike Anderson (Berkley, MA/Somerset HS) shot a 43 for 132 and tied for 40th, freshman Terrel Parent (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS) shot a 47 for 136th and tied for 48th, and freshman Michael Clarke (Quincy, MA/Archbishop Williams HS) shot a 46 for 138 and tied for 53rd. For the Gold team, junior Scott Woodacre (Westborough, MA/Westborough HS) shot an 40 for 121 and tied for 14th, senior John Ripp (Bolton, CT/East Catholic HS) shot a 42 for 125 and tied for 22nd, junior Garrett Walsh (Hanson, MA/ Whitman-Hanson HS) shot an 42 for 126 and tied for 25th, senior Rob Leaver (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) shot an 46 for 134 and tied for 44th, and junior Dan DeSantis (Pembroke, MA/Pembroke HS) shot a 46 for 135 and tied for 46th.
"This is our third year of hosting the Hampton Inn Classic, and we've been unlucky with Mother Nature, round two has never been good to us," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "It was windy, rainy, and raw and it was tough to score out there today. Scott Woodacre had a good day, and a good overall tournament. He's turning his game around and will make a significant contribution to our team. Despite the weather, our Gold team turned in the fourth best round today, and they deserve credit for battling the conditions. Congratulations to Trinity for winning the overall title, and to Bob Bruso of Worcester State, the medalist, and hats off to Allendale, they host a great tournament."
The Corsairs will return to action Thursday at Western New England College.
UMASS DARTMOUTH GOLF