Mike Byron Takes Second, Corsairs Fourth at Newport National Classic

Mike Byron Takes Second, Corsairs Fourth at Newport National Classic

MIDDLETOWN, RI. – University of Massachusetts senior Michael Byron (Bourne, Mass.) finished tied for second place in the individual scoring, shooting a season-low 73 to pace the Corsairs to fourth place and a score of 318 at the Newport National Classic on Tuesday, held at Newport National Golf Course in Middletown, R.I.

The Basics
Score:  5th (318) of 6 teams

How it Happened
Bryon finished just one shot off the lead with his season-low round of 73 (+1), for a second place finish in the field of 41 golfers. He finished behind only event-winner John Perkins of Bentley, and tied with Bentley's Cal Meyers, Babson's Chris Bornhorst and Franklin Pierce's Anthony Vincequere.

Junior Bryce Mitchell (Beverly, Mass.) and freshman Nick Avilla (Westport, Mass.) were the next-lowest scorers for UMass Dartmouth, as both carried rounds of 81 (+9) into the clubhouse, tying for 22nd overall.

Junior Nick Lombardo (Medway, Mass.) ranked into the top-30 performances for the Corsairs with his round of 83 (+11), tying the season-low he registered in the opening round of the Middlebury Nelson Invitational in September. Sophomore Jackson Mitchell (Marion, Mass.) rounded out the Corsair competitors, placing 34th with a score of 87 (+14).

Inside the Numbers

  • Newport National Golf Course played at 7,244 yards with a par of 72.
  • UMass Dartmouth's team score of 318 marks the third-lowest for the team this season. The team's best mark this year is 312, set at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course in the Husson Invitational in September.

Up Next
UMass Dartmouth will hit the links next at Cranston Country Club in Cranston, R.I. as they compete in the Wildcat Spring Invitational this coming weekend.