April 18, 2011
CRANSTON, RI-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's golf team shot a team score of 317 for a two-day total of 628 and finished second in a 19-team field at the 36-hole, Johnson & Wales Spring Invitational, which concluded Monday at the par-71 Cranston Country Club.
The Corsairs finished six strokes behind Salem State, which shot 306 for a total of 620. Western New England and NYU tied for third at 630, Husson was fifth at 634, and host Johnson & Wales and Elms tied for seventh at 337.
Senior Scott Woodacre (Westborough, MA/Westborough HS) led UMass Dartmouth with a 76 for a two-day total of 153 and finished fourth, sophomore Matt Connolly (Lynnfield, MA/Lynnfield HS) shot 80 for a total of 157 and tied for 12th, junior George Gillmore (Cotuit, MA/Barnstable HS/Fairfield) shot 79 for a total of 158 and tied for 14th, sophomore Brandon Oldham (Mattapoisett, MA/ORR/Allegheny College/Bristol CC) shot 83 for 161 and tied for 28th, and junior Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) shot 82 for 164 and tied for 39th.
"Obviously, we're disappointed after finishing the first round with a three-shot lead," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "We ran into a buzz saw with Salem State, 306 is an outstanding score. As a team, we didn't finish well today; we gave a lot of shots back over the last three holes. Overall, it was a good tournament, and I think we can learn from our mistakes that we need to stay in the moment and stay focused for each and every hole and finish strong. Individually, Scot Woodacre had an outstanding tournament. He really played well from tee to green and put two good rounds together, and we've been waiting for that from Scott. To finish second in a field like this is an accomplishment, but we're disappointed that we didn't finish first."
The Corsairs will return to action Tuesday at the Worcester State Invitational.
UMASS DARTMOUTH GOLF