October 15, 2013

Pioneers Place 12th At Connecticut Cup

ELLINGTON, Conn. – After its best team round of the Connecticut Cup Tuesday at Ellington Ridge Country Club, the Sacred Heart men's golf team finished the tournament in 12th place.

The Pioneers wrapped up the second round Tuesday morning with a team score of 311 for a two-round total of 621, which put them in 12th place heading into the final round. Will Smittle (Scarsdale, N.Y.) was Sacred Heart's low scorer on Tuesday with a two-over 74, improving by four strokes over his second round. Smittle finished the tournament tied for 36th. Both Sam Barber (North Bay, Ontario) and Ross Kronberg (New Canaan, Conn.) posted final round 78s to finish the tournament in a tie for 46th. Jeff Cohen (Windham, N.H.) rounded out the Pioneers' scoring group, carding a 76 on Tuesday to finish tied for 53rd.

Sacred Heart had its best round of the tournament Tuesday afternoon with a team score of 306. The Pioneers finished the tournament three strokes behind 11th place LIU Brooklyn. Connecticut won the tournament by eight strokes over Hartford, with Rhode Island, Bryant, and Central Connecticut rounding out the top five.

The Pioneers wrap up the fall with the SHU Golf Classic Oct. 20-21 at Great River Golf Club in Milford, Conn.

Sacred Heart Individual Results (Par 72)

T36. Will Smittle                79-78-74-231 (+15)

T46. Sam Barber               78-77-78-233 (+17)

T46. Ross Kronberg         75-80-78-233 (+17)

T53. Jeff Cohen                80-78-76-234 (+18)

T65. Dominic Formato    78-78-80-236 (+18)

Team Leaderboard

1. Connecticut                   295-285-292 (+8)

2. Hartford                          293-292-295 (+16)

3. Rhode Island                 299-289-301 (+25)

4. Bryant                              300-302-300 (+38)

5. Central Connecticut   309-300-295 (+40)

6. Adelphi                            301-300-308 (+45)

7. Colgate                            300-297-313 (+46)

8. Iona                                  308-309-297 (+50)

9. Saint Peter's                  307-303-309 (+55)

10. Fairfield                         315-308-297 (+56)

11. LIU Brooklyn               311-304-309 (+60)

12. Sacred Heart               310-311-306 (+63)

13. Siena                              309-311-310 (+66)

14. UMass Lowell             319-315-318 (+88)

15. AIC                                  326-315-314 (+91)