Golf 13th at Duke Nelson Invitational

MIDDLEBURY, VT-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's golf team shot a team score of 315 for a two-day total of 630 and finished 13th in a 23 team field at their 2013 season-opening tournament, the Duke Nelson Invitational, which was hosted by Middlebury and concluded Sunday at the par-70 Ralph Myhre Golf Course. The host Panthers finished first at 596, one stroke ahead of Clarkson.

For UMass Dartmouth, senior Pete Danko (Norton, MA/Norton HS) shot a 74 for a 36-hole total of 159 and tied for 13th, senior Brandon Oldham (Mattapoisett, MA/Old Rochester Regional HS) shot 76 for 151 and tied for 21st, senior Brendan Kelleher (Hopedale, MA/Hopedale HS) came in at 3 for 165 and sophomore Sean Griffith (Bourne MA/Bourne HS) shot an 82 and also finished at 165, and both tied for 81st,  and sophomore Colin Campbell (Marlborough, MA/St. John's HS) shot an 89 for 175.

"You always try to improve on the second day of a tournament," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "Our score of 315 was a decent score, the course played a bit tougher today. I thought we played fairly well. I was extremely pleased with the play of Pete Danko and Brandon Oldham, they each put together two solid rounds. Sean Griffith played well, but he had a few holes that kept him from breaking 80. It was a good test to open the season, and we have a few things we know we need to work on to get better."

The Corsairs will return to action at the Southern Maine Fall Classic October 6th and 7th.

 

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