Golf Third After First Day at GNAC Championships

Golf Third After First Day at GNAC Championships

Oct. 24, 2009

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's golf team shot a team score of 328 and is in third place after the first day of action at the seven-team Great Northeast Athletic Conference Championships, at Allendale Country Club Saturday.

The Corsairs trail first-place Johnson & Wales by 10 strokes, and second-place Rhode Island College by three shots. St. Joseph's (Maine) is in fourth place with a score of 350, Southern Maine is fifth at 353, Suffolk is sixth at 362 and Emmanuel is seventh at 375.

Sophomore Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) shot an 80 for the Corsairs and is sixth, freshman Conor O'Malley (Holliston, MA/Holliston HS) shot an 81 and is tied for seventh, junior Matt Munden (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) shot an 83 and is ninth, junior Scott Woodacre (Westborough, MA/Westborough HS) shot an 84 and is tied for 10th, and senior Rob Leaver (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) shot an 85 and is tied for 15th.

"This isn't really what we hoped for, hosting the conference championship at our home golf course," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "Our backs are against the wall, and our team knows that they will have to play their best golf of the year tomorrow to have a chance to win."

The tournament will conclude Sunday. The winner will earn the GNAC's automatic berth in the NCAA Division III Championships next spring.