Golf Tied for Third After First Day at Hampton Inn Classic

April 9, 2011

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's golf team shot a team score of 323 and is tied for third after the first day of action at the 36-hole, two-day Hampton Inn Spring Invitational at the Allendale Country Club Saturday.

The Corsairs are tied with Husson. Babson and Salem State are tied for first place in the 18-team field at 316. The UMass Dartmouth Gold team is in 12th place at 352.

Junior Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) led the Corsairs with a 76 and is tied for first place with Chris Hamel of Husson and Camile Perlaza of Babson. Junior George Gillmore (Cotuit, MA/Barnstable HS/Fairfield) and senior Scott Woodacre (Westborough, MA/Westborough HS) each shot an 82 and are tied for 16th, sophomore Matt Connolly (Lynnfield, MA/Lynnfield HS) and sophomore John Coucci (Mattapoisett, MA/Old Rochester Regional HS) of the Gold team came in at 83 and are tied for 22nd, sophomore Brandon Oldham (Mattapoisett, MA/ORR/Allegheny College/Bristol CC) shot an 85 and is tied for 35th, freshmen Billy Guilford (Halifax, MA/Silver Lake HS) and Brendan Kelleher (Hopedale, MA/Hopedale HS) of the Gold team shot 88 and are tied for 51st, and sophomore Kevin Rewinski (West Springfield, MA/West Springfield HS) of the Gold team came in at 93 and is tied for 69th.

"I think we had great individual rounds from Nick Jagoe and John Coucci," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "John and Nick had a good week of practice and it carried over into today's round. You always want to play well on your home course. Being tied for third in a strong field is a good start, but the team knows they're capable of going lower. That's our goal for tomorrow-to play better than we did today."

The tournament will conclude Sunday.

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