Pioneers Sixth After First Round Of NEC Men’s Golf Championship

Pioneers Sixth After First Round Of NEC Men’s Golf Championship

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The Sacred Heart men's golf team completed the opening round of the 2015 Northeast Conference Men's Golf Championship, held at LPGA International, Friday in sixth place. Freshman Connor Cunningham (West Hartford, Conn.) is tied for sixth individually after a round of two-over 74.

Cunningham was three-over after nine holes, double-bogeying the ninth. He then came in at 35, posting birdies on the par-four 13th and par-five 16th. The freshman was one of six players to shoot 74 on the par-72 course. He is seven strokes behind the leader Garrett Browning of Robert Morris, who fired a five-under 67.

Jeff Cohen (Windham, N.H.) is tied for 19th after posting on opening round 77. Cohen scored par on each of the first 13 holes before bogeys on 14, 15, and 16 and a double bogey on 17. Tom D'Andrea (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) had a score of +6 78 on Friday, putting himself in a tie for 21st. D'Andrea had two birdies on his round. Sam Barber (North Bay, Ont.) rounded out the Sacred Heart scoring group with a round of +9 81.

The Pioneers were +22 as a team on Friday, finishing three strokes ahead of seventh-place Central Connecticut. Robert Morris leads after 18 holes at +4, with Bryant second at +10 and Fairleigh Dickinson third at +10.

Saturday's second round begins at 8 a.m.

Individual Results (Par 72)

T6. Connor Cunningham               +2 (74)

T19. Jeff Cohen                                 +5 (77)

T21. Tom D'Andrea                         +6 (78)

T31. Sam Barber                               +9 (81)

42. Matt Shubley                              +14 (86)

Team Leaderboard

1. Robert Morris               +4 (292)

2. Bryant                              +6 (294)

3. FDU                                   +10 (298)

4. LIU Brooklyn                  +15 (303)

5. Saint Francis U              +16 (304)

6. Sacred Heart                 +22 (310)

7. CCSU                                                +25 (313)

8. Wagner                           +29 (317)

9. St. Francis Brooklyn    +70 (358)