September 24, 2013

Men’s Golf Finishes Hartford Hawk Invitational In Seventh Place

SOUTH KENT, Conn. – Led by a pair of top-20 finishes by Peter Ballo (Stamford, Conn.) and Will Smittle (Scarsdale, N.Y.), the Sacred Heart men's golf team wrapped up the Hartford Hawk Invitational Tuesday in seventh place.

Ballo had his best round of the tournament on Tuesday, carding a two-over 72 to give him a three-round score of eight-over 224. He finished the tournament tied for 17th. Smittle had Sacred Heart's lowest score in the final round as his one-over 73 put him 20th individually at +9. Jeff Cohen (Windham, N.H.) improved by three strokes from his second round, carding a 74 on Tuesday to put him tied for 38th individually. Ross Kronberg (New Canaan, Conn.) had his best round of the tournament on Tuesday as well, recording a 76 to put him in a tie for 56th.

Sacred Heart opened the day in 10th place and finished three strokes behind Rhode Island for sixth. The Pioneers were two shots ahead of Bryant, which finished eighth. Rutgers won the team title, followed by Hartford, UConn, Loyola University Maryland, and Temple.

The Pioneers are back in action on Oct. 13 for the first round of the Connecticut Cup.

Team Results

Bull's Bridge Golf Club (Par 72) 

1. Rutgers                            +4 (296-288-284)

2. Hartford                          +13 (297-288-292)

3. UConn                             +26 (303-300-287)

4. Loyola                              +32 (286-302-308)

5. Temple                            +34 (304-290-304)

6. Rhode Island                 +44 (306-299-303)

7. Sacred Heart                 +47 (311-303-297)

8. Bryant                              +49 (310-301-302)

9. Seton Hall                       +51 (304-306-305)

10. Brown                            +57 (304-317-300)

11. LIU Brooklyn               +60 (305-308-311)

12. Saint Joseph's            +64 (309-311-308)

13. Fairfield                         +70 (324-309-301)

13. Hofstra                          +70 (318-305-311)

15. Holy Cross                    +82 (310-306-330)

16. Iona                                +94 (323-316-319)

17. UMass-Lowell            +104 (326-319-323)

 Sacred Heart Individual Results

T17. Peter Ballo                 +8 (75-75-74)

20. Will Smittle                  +9 (80-72-73)

T38. Jeff Cohen                 +15 (80-77-74)

T56. Ross Kronberg         +20 (78-82-76)

T70. A.J. Correia                +25 (78-79-84)