Freshman Chris Wiatr had a career-best fourth-place finish.
April 8, 2012
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Freshman Chris Wiatr (Woodbury, Conn.) had a career-best fourth-place individual finish as the University of Connecticut men’s golf team came in seventh in the Rutherford Intercollegiate golf tournament, which wrapped up Sunday at the Blue Course of the Penn State Golf Courses.
Wiatr shot a 6-over par 77 Sunday to give him a three-round total of 11-over 224, just five strokes behind individual medalist Brad Boyle (219) of Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Kevin Yerks of George Mason and Anthony Kim of Army tied for second, each with a 9-over 222, while Parker Hewit of team champion Bowling Green and Stephen Scialo of Delaware each shot 11-over 224 to deadlock Wiatr in fourth place.
As a team, UConn shot an aggregate 309 Sunday, matching its score in Round 2, to finish at 70-over 922. Bowling Green’s winning score was a 49-over 901, seven strokes better than runner-up Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Delaware, Miami of Ohio, and Penn State rounded out the top five in the 14-team event. Eastern Michigan finished sixth with 921, just one stroke ahead of UConn. The Huskies finished just five strokes shy of a top four finish.
UConn junior Brian Hughes (Fairfield, Conn.) bounced back from a second-round 81 to shoot a 3-over 74 on Sunday for a 228 total and a tie for 12th place. Senior Matthew Dziubina (Shelton, Conn.) tied for 33rd place with a second consecutive 77 on Sunday for a 235 total.
Senior Matt Carroll (Heathrow, Fla.) tied for 51st place with an 81 Sunday and a 239 total, while senior Jeb Buchanan (Loudonville, N.Y.) also had an 81 Sunday and tied for 61st with a three-round total of 242.
The Huskies will finish the spring portion of their regular season on April 14-15 when they compete in the Wolfpack Spring Open at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh, N.C.
UConn will then take part in the BIG EAST Championship on April 29-May1 at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla.