BREWSTER, Mass. – Senior Pete Danko (Norton, Mass.) was selected to the All-New England team after he cut three strokes off his Day 1 score to lead the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth golf team to an eighth place finish amongst the 22-team field at the 80th Annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships.
Danko, who shot a 78 on the first day of the tournament, bounced back with a 3-over par performance on the final day to tie for sixth with Michael Caron from St. Joseph's (Me.). The next Corsair to turn in his scorecard was freshman Tyler Hemingway (Fairhaven, Mass.) in 29th place. This afternoon, Hemingway shot one-under on the back nine in his NEIGA debut.
Sophomore Michael Byron (Bourne, Mass.) concluded Day 1 in11th place, but could not maintain his groove on the par-72 course and finished the tournament in 36th overall. Sophomore Nick Valm (Dartmouth, Mass.) and junior Sean Griffith (Bourne, Mass.) rounded out the scoring for UMass Dartmouth in 70th and 88th place, respectively.
Endicott sophomore Austin Teal led the field throughout the two days of competition and produced the top individual performance of the tournament (147). Teal completed the championships 3-over par and managed to fend off Babson's Pranav Mohan and Husson's Greg Pike. Mohan and Pike each shot par for the course on the final day of competition and finished two strokes behind Teal in the standings.
The Corsairs produced a team score of 647 and placed between Endicott College (645) and Salem State (649). Rhode Island College was named the 2014 NEIGA Champions after the Anchormen produced a stellar Day 2 score of 299. Babson College finished 14 strokes back in the runner-up spot with a final score of 629, while Western New England completed the tournament one stroke behind Babson.