Oct. 3, 2009
FARMINGTON, CT-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth’s men’s golf team posted their best score in nearly two years on the first day of action at the two-day Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Championships Saturday at the par-72 Tunxis Plantation Golf Course.
The Corsairs shot a team score of 309, their best total since they shot 307 on the first day of the Great Northeast Conference Championships at North Kingston, RI on October 26, 2007. As a result, they are tied for first place with Johnson & Wales and Endicott entering the second and final round.
Individually, sophomore Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) and junior Scott Woodacre (Westborough, MA/Westborough HS) each shot an 76, and are tied for seventh. Senior Rob Leaver (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) shot a 78 and is tied for 14th, junior Matt Munden (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) shot a 79 and is tied for 19th, and freshman Conor O’Malley (Holliston, MA/Holliston HS) came in at 86 and is tied for 47th.
“Our team played great today,” said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. “They took advantage of yesterday’s practice round and used it to learn the course, and it showed in the scores today. I think Mother Nature was on our side, with an early tee time, we only had to play a couple of holes in the rain. A 79 for Matt Munden in his first collegiate start is great, and we were consistent as a team. A 309 is one of the lowest scores we’ve had as a team. Hopefully, that puts us into a good situation going into round two.”
The tournament will conclude Sunday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH GOLF