Golf Moves Up to Fourth at JWU Invitational

Matt Connolly and Nick Jagoe
Matt Connolly and Nick Jagoe

CRANSTON, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's golf team shot a team score of  151 for a two-day total of 480 and tied for fourth place at the 14-team Johnson & Wales Invitational at the par-71  Cranston Country Club Sunday. The action was limited to nine holes before the action was curtailed due to inclement weather, and final scores were based on 27 holes of competition.

The Corsairs tied Southern Maine, Babson, Western New England and Johnson & Wales, all of whom finished at 480. UMass Dartmouth's round of 151 was the second best total Sunday, behind the 150 posted by Western New England.

Husson finished first at 468, Rhode Island College was next at 469, and Elms was third at 472. Trailing the Corsairs were Endicott at 484, Nichols at 491, Providence at 515, Worcester State at 523, and Newbury at 548. Suffolk did not finish.

For UMass Dartmouth, senior George Gillmore (Cotuit, MA/Barnstable HS/Fairfield) shot an 38 and finished at 118, sophomore Brendan Kelleher (Hopedale, MA/Hopedale HS) shot a 36 and junior Matt Connolly (Lynnfield, MA/Lynnfield HS) shot a 39, and both came in at 120; senior Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) shot a 38 for 122 and junior Kevin Rewinski (West Springfield, MA/West Springfield HS) shot a 45 and finished at 131.

"We played well on the front side and we were through 15 or 16 holes when they called it," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "Even when the weather picked up, we still turned in a good effort. It's a good way to end the season, especially for our guys who are returning."

Jagoe is completing his fourth and final year as a member of the Corsairs. "Nick Jagoe is a true competitor, you couldn't ask for a better player to coach or a better teammate," said Baptista. "He's done a lot for UMass Dartmouth golf in his four years, coming to the team as a 17 year old freshman and immediately leading by example. We were able to build a very competitive team around him, and I'm happy he and his teammates were able to go to the NCAA Tournament last year, that's something he'll always be able to remember."

The tournament marked Sunday.