Golf Third After First Day at JWU Spring Invitational

April 18, 2009

CRANSTON, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's golf team is in third place in a 13-team field after the first day of the two-day Johnson & Wales Spring Invitational at the Cranston Country Club Saturday.

The Corsairs shot a team score of 323, placing them 14 strokes behind first-place NYU and nine shots in back of Babson.

Individually, senior Rob Leaver (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) shot a 79, freshman Joe Connor (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) shot an 80, freshman Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) and junior Scott Woodacre (Westborough, MA/Westborough HS) each shot 82, and freshman Terrel Parent (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS) shot an 86.

"It was a good team effort," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "The eighth hole is an island green, and we went in the water a few times, and that cost us some shots, Nick Jagoe and Scott Woodacre each had a bad hole that cost them good scores. Now that we're in the hunt, it should be interesting to see how we play tomorrow."

The tournament will conclude Sunday.

UMASS DARTMOUTH GOLF