Pioneers Finish First At SHU Spring Classic

Pioneers Finish First At SHU Spring Classic

MILFORD, Conn.— The Sacred Heart University men's golf team finished first at the 2018 SHU Spring Classic held at Great River Golf Club on Sunday. The event was cut to one round as the second day of competition was canceled due to impending weather on Monday.

The Pioneers finished with a single round of 309 as a team on a windy Sunday afternoon, four strokes ahead of second place Saint Peter's. Hofstra rounded out the top three in third with a score of 316.

Junior Alex Manner paced the SHU scoring group with a two-over 74 on Sunday. Manner finished with three birdies on the day. Freshman Saptak Talwar tied for sixth overall with a five-over 77. Senior Matt Shubley rounded out the Pioneers in the top-10 with a score of 78, good for a tie for ninth on the leaderboard.

Seniors Connor Cunningham and Tom D'Andrea closed out the Pioneers scoring group with scores of 80 and 83 to finish tied for 17th and 29th respectively. 

Freshman Jake Sullivan and sophomore Clifford Lindholm led the Pioneers who competed as individuals on their home course, both posting a score of 79 to tie for 11th. Junior Hector Gutierrez and senior Curtis Quinn both carded an 85 to tie for 31st as individuals.

The Pioneers will take the week to prepare for the Northeast Conference Championships at LPGA International beginning on Friday, April 27.


Individual Results (Par 72) 

2 Alex Manner 74 (+2)

T6 Saptak Talwar 77 (+5)

T9 Matt Shubley 78 (+6)

T11 Jake Sullivan* 79 (+7)

T11 Clifford Lindholm* 79 (+7)

T17 Connor Cunningham 80 (+8)

T29 Tom D'Andrea 83 (+11)

T31 Hector Gutierrez 85 (+13)

T31 Curtis Quinn 85 (+13)