DARTMOUTH, Mass. – The UMass Dartmouth men's golf squad recorded a 10th place team finish at its home spring event, the 2016 Westport Hampton Inn Invitational, over Friday and Saturday. As a unit, the Corsairs put up a two-day score of 677, turning in scores of 337 and 321, respectively, on each day at Allendale Country Club.
Husson University took home the team title, scoring in a 642. Colin Whitney of Nichols College was the individual champion, firing consecutive 74 rounds on both days to total 148 for the tournament.
Sophomore Jared Fadding (Lenox, Mass.) turned in the low score for the Corsairs on the tournament, tying for eighth individually with a two-day number of 160. He shot a team-low round of 76 on Saturday after putting up an 84 on Friday.
Senior Michael Byron (Bourne, Mass.) finished as one of three golfers tied for 11th, registering a two-day mark of 161. On Friday, Byron was the low shooter for UMass Dartmouth at 83 on a day of blustery conditions. He shot a 78 round on Saturday to finish just behind Fadding.
Competing as an individual, freshman Ted Romanelli (Acushnet, Mass.) was the third overall Corsair placer, scoring in at 163 with an 81 and 82, respectively. Jackson Mitchell (Marion, Mass.) finished with a total of 166, generating a score of 81 on Saturday after shooting 85 on Friday.
Playing as individuals, freshman Nick Soares (Dighton, Mass.) finished tied for 40th overall, shooting 82 on Friday and 86 on Saturday to total 168 for the tournament. Nick Lombardo (Medway, Mass.) and James Spinazola (Medway, Mass.) each turned in tournament scores of 173.
In addition, Corsair golf and the 17 other participating teams recorded 140 birdies, triggering numerous donations per putt along with flat donations towards the recovery efforts of Onset, Mass. teen Trey Miranda, who was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor last fall.
The Corsairs will continue the spring series next weekend, competing at Metacomet Country Club in East Providence, R.I. as part of the Wildcats Spring Invitational.