Oct. 11, 2009
WORCESTER, MA-The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth's men's golf team shot a team score of 319 and finished first overall in a 12-team field at the Nichols College Invitational, Sunday afternoon at the Green Hill Golf Course.
The Corsairs finished one stroke ahead of Holy Cross. The host Bison and Endicott were next at 326, with Brandeis and Johnson & Wales following at 327 and Rhode Island College at 329.
Sophomore Nick Jagoe (Westport, MA/Westport HS) led the Corsairs, shooting a two-over par 74 and finishing second, five strokes behind the medalist, Bob Bruso of Worcester State. Junior Scott Woodacre (Westborough, MA/Westborough HS) shot an 80 and tied for 9th, junior Matt Munden (Brockton, MA/Brockton HS) came in at 81 and tied for 16th, senior Rob Leaver (Lakeville, MA/Apponequet HS) shot an 84 and tied for 27th, and junior Dan DeSantis (Pembroke, MA/Pembroke HS) shot a 93 and tied for 53rd.
"I told our team that they have to keep grinding no matter what happens on the course, and this is a great example of that," said UMass Dartmouth Head Coach Joel Baptista. "Anyone can look back to one shot that would have made the difference. It's an awesome result, and it's a great learning experience. Nick Jagoe played a great round; this is something that we've been waiting for from Nick. Scott had a great round as well, he was four over after four holes and he held it together to shoot an 80. It was a great win for our team."
The Corsairs will return to action at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships next Monday and Tuesday.
UMASS DARTMOUTH GOLF