Pioneers Vault Into Fourth Place On Final Day Of Lonnie Barton Invitational

Pioneers Vault Into Fourth Place On Final Day Of Lonnie Barton Invitational

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Sacred Heart men's golf team improved by 17 strokes Tuesday at the Lonnie Barton Invitational at LPGA International Golf Club, finishing the tournament in fourth place.

The Pioneers opened the day in sixth place. Connor Cunningham (West Hartford, Conn.) was Sacred Heart's top finisher, as his final round four-over 76 put him in a tie for 13th place at +11. Matt Shubley (Whitby, Ont.) also carded a 76 Tuesday, finishing the tournament tied for 16th at 12 strokes over par. Senior Jeff Cohen (Windham, N.H.) had the Pioneers' low round on Tuesday, carding a three-over 75 to finish the tournament tied for 18th at +13. Sam Barber (North Bay, Ont.) wrapped up the tournament at +15 after a final-round 78.

Sacred Heart finished the tournament at +51, two strokes behind third place Central Connecticut. LIU Brooklyn won the tournament at +36 with Saint Francis U second at +42. The Pioneers' "B" team finished eighth at +92. Tom D'Andrea (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) finished tied for 28th at +17 after a round of 81 Tuesday. Curtis Quinn (Gloucester, Mass.) had the B team's low round with a six-over 78, improving by 12 strokes from his first round.

The Pioneers are back in action March 28-29 at the Whiting Turner Towson Invitational.

Individual Results (Par 72)

T13. Connor Cunningham             79-76—155 (+11)

T16. Matt Shubley                           80-76—156 (+12)

T18. Jeff Cohen                                 82-75—157 (+13)

T23. Sam Barber                               81-78—159 (+15)

T37. A.J. Correia                                82-83—165 (+21)

B Squad

T28. Tom D'Andrea                         80-81—161 (+17)

T41. Dominic Formato                    81-85—166 (+22)

T48. Curtis Quinn                              90-78—168 (+24)

53. Connor Donnelly                       87-86—173 (+29)

55. Aaron Liebenthal                      90-89—179 (+35)

Team Leaderboard

1. LIU Brooklyn                  298-314—612 (+36)

2. Saint Francis U              309-309—618 (+42)

3. CCSU                                                308-317—625 (+49)

4. Sacred Heart                 322-305—627 (+51)

5. Fairfield                           321-311—632 (+56)

5. Bryant                              329-303—632 (+56)

7. Wagner                           324-310—634 (+58)

8. Siena                                                321-320—641 (+65)

9. Sacred Heart B              338-330—668 (+92)

10. Saint Francis U B        349-345—694 (+118)

11. St. Francis Brooklyn  364-366—730 (+154)