April 10, 2009
NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-Both entries for University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's golf team shot identical scores of 336 and are tied for eighth place after the first day of play at the 14-team Hampton Inn Classic at the Allendale Country Club.
The Corsair Blue team and Gold team each finished four shots behind Worcester State and four strokes ahead of Babson.
Trinity (CT) is in first place at 305, and Salem State is next at 317. Johnson & Wales shot 321, Nichols 322, Tufts 326, Rhode Island College 327, and WSC 332. Following the Corsair teams and Babson were Wentworth at 350, MIT at 357, Suffolk at 358 and Elms at 385.
For the UMass Dartmouth Blue team, freshman Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) shot a 77 and is tied for eighth, freshman Joe Connor (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) came in at 81 and is tied for 21st, freshmen Terrel Parent (Acushnet, MA/New Bedford HS) and Mike Anderson (Berkley, MA/Somerset HS) each shot an 89 and are tied for 46th, and freshman Michael Clarke (Quincy, MA/Archbishop Williams HS) shot a 92 and is tied for 55th. For the Gold team, junior Scott Woodacre (Westborough, MA/Westborough HS) shot an 81 and is tied for 21st, senior John Ripp (Bolton, CT/East Catholic HS) came in at 83 and is tied for 29th, junior Garrett Walsh (Hanson, MA/Whitman-Hanson HS) shot an 84 and is tied for 33rd, senior Rob Leaver (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) shot an 88 is tied for 41st, and junior Dan DeSantis (Pembroke, MA/Pembroke HS) shot an 89 and is tied for 46th.
"Nick went out at 41 and came in at 36, which was even par for the back nine," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "This match means a lot to him. He's two strokes off the individual lead, and I expect him to be in competition for individual medalist honors tomorrow. I was also pleased with Scott Woodacre's performance for the Gold team. He played a great round today, but a few putts got away from him and prevented him from shooting a real low score. It's good to get two teams into this tournament. We are getting a lot of people some experience who haven't got experience in the past, and that will give us a feel for what we have going into the fall."
The Hampton Inn Classic will conclude Saturday.
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