Oct. 14, 2013
ELLINGTON, Conn. - Sophomore Zach Zaback (Farmington, Conn.) fired a 2-under par 70 to tie for the individual lead and spark the tourney host UConn golf team into second place after the first round of The Connecticut Cup Monday at Ellington Ridge Country Club.
The second round of the three-round tournament was suspended because of darkness and will be completed Tuesday morning, with the final round following immediately.
Zaback, who was The Connecticut Cup individual medalist last year, tied Hartford's Evan Russell and Colgate's Chris Wilson for the tourney lead, topping the 94-player field.
UConn had four players finish the first round among the top 22 to finish with an aggregate 295, two shots off tourney leader Hartford (293), which is the defending Connecticut Cup champion. Rhode Island stood third (299) and Bryant and Colgate tied for fourth (300) in the 17-team field.
For the Huskies, junior Chris Wiatr (Woodbury, Conn.) shot a 74 to finish the first round in a tie for 13th place, freshman Eric Dietrich (Cheshire, Conn.) had a 75 to tie for 16th, sophomore John Flaherty (Glastonbury, Conn.) was in a tie for 22nd place after a 76, and sophomore Corey Birch (Ridgefield, Conn.) was in a tie for 56th place after a first-round 79.
UConn also had four golfers in the field playing as individuals, led by junior Dane Rosa (Mansfield, Conn.), who tied for fifth place with an even-par 72. Junior Dan Myers (Ridgefield, Conn.) shot a 2-over 74 to tie for 13th place, sophomore Cameron MacKay (Brookfield, Conn.) tied for 69th place after an 81, and senior Mike Masso (Suffield, Conn.) shot an 85 to tie for 83rd place.
The Connecticut Cup is the final tournament of UConn's fall schedule.