Men’s Golf Wraps Up Fall Season With Eighth Place Finish At Connecticut Cup

Men’s Golf Wraps Up Fall Season With Eighth Place Finish At Connecticut Cup

ELLINGTON, Conn. – The Sacred Heart men's golf team finished its fall season on Tuesday with an eighth-place finish at The Connecticut Cup, held at Ellington Ridge Country Club.

The Pioneers wrapped up their second round Tuesday morning, posting a team score of 311, 23 strokes over par. Sacred Heart improved in the final round with a score of +14, finishing the tournament at +40. The Pioneers finished one stroke behind seventh-place LIU Brooklyn and three behind sixth place Saint Peter's. UConn won the tournament at +3, followed by Hartford and Colgate.

Senior Sam Barber (North Bay, Ont.) was Sacred Heart's top individual finisher in the tournament. Barber tied for 21st at +9, posting consecutive rounds of 76 on Tuesday. Will Smittle (Scarsdale, N.Y.) finished one stroke behind Barber at +10, tying for 25th while also recording back-to-back 76s. Kyle Burke (West Sayville, N.Y.) improved upon his second-round 81 with a 75 in the final round, finished the tournament tied for 46th at +13. Matt Shubley (Whitby, Ont.) rounded out the Pioneers' scoring group with a final round 75, finishing the tournament at +19. Tom D'Andrea (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), playing as an individual, had a final round 76 to tie for 46th.

Sacred Heart Individual Results (Par 72)

T-22. Sam Barber              73-76-76—225 (+9)

T25. Will Smittle                74-76-76—226 (+10)

T46. Kyle Burke                 73-81-75—229 (+13)

T46. Tom D'Andrea*       75-78-76—229 (+13)

T71. Matt Shubley           82-78-75—235 (+19)

79. Jeff Cohen                   71-86-84—241 (+25)

* - Individual

Team Results

1. UConn                             284-291-292—867 (+3)

2. Hartford                          287-292-294—873 (+9)

3. Colgate                            298-288-297—883 (+19)

4. Bryant                              297-289-304—890 (+26)

5. Central Connecticut   307-298-292—897 (+33)

6. Saint Peter's                  296-303-302—901 (+37)

7. LIU Brooklyn                  305-299-299—903 (+39)

8. Sacred Heart                 291-311-302—904 (+40)

9. Siena                                                303-298-306—907 (+43)

9. Fairfield                           302-305-300—907 (+43)

11. Iona                                302-306-304—912 (+48)

12. UMass Lowell             308-307-310—925 (+61)

12. Rider                              310-311-304—925 (+61)

14. AIC                                  322-305-303—930 (+66)

15. Post                                                329-320-320—969 (+105)