April 19, 2009
CRANSTON, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth men's golf team finished third out of 23 teams at the two-day Johnson & Wales Spring Invitational that concluded at the Cranston Country Club Sunday.
The Corsairs shot a team score of 319 for s 36 hole score of 642. NYU was first with a score of 606 and Babson was second at 625. UMD was followed by Rhode Island College at 644.
Individually, freshman Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) shot a 76 for a two-day total of 158 and tied for 11th, freshman Joe Connor (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) shot 79 for 159 and tied for 14th, junior Scott Woodacre (Westborough, MA/Westborough HS) shot 79 for 161 and tied for 18th, and senior Rob Leaver (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) shot 85 for 164 and tied for 23rd.
"I'm very proud of our team, that's our first top three finish of the season," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "We had a tough time on the front side, but we put together some good scores on the back side. Scott Woodacre had a great round today, and Nick Jagoe had a 42 on the front nine and shot two under par on the back nine. Hopefully, this will give our team the confidence that we can play with teams and compete as well. I would also like to thank Johnson & Wales and Coach Lou Parente, who did a great job with the tournament."
The Corsairs will return to action at the Worcester State Invitational Tuesday..
UMASS DARTMOUTH GOLF