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Connecticut Golf Takes N.E.I.G.A. Championship Title

Oct. 20, 2009

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BREWSTER, Mass. - The University of Connecticut golf team won the 74th Annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Championship on Tuesday with a two-day team score of 582. Junior Matt Dubrowski and sophomore Matthew Dziubina led the team with final scores 145 to individually tie for eighth in the field of 200. Sophomore Jeb Buchanan finished in the top-10 with a 146 score at The Captains Golf Course in Brewster, Mass.

Dubrowski and Buchanan both shot team-best rounds of 70 on the final day, guiding UConn to its first-place finish over Central Connecticut. The Huskies were six-over par and finished six shots ahead of the Blue Devils (588).

Sophomore Brian Hwang concluded the two-day competition tied for 18th after shooting a 72 in the final round as did teammate Dziubina. Sophomore Adam Vaccari was just outside the top-20, finishing with a score of 151 to tie for 22nd overall.

Bryant University's Jason Thresher finished atop the leaderboard with a score of 141. The Bulldogs were fifth overall, behind Dartmouth (591) and University of Rhode Island (599).

UConn's fall season continues Oct. 30-Nov. 1 in match play at Pine Needles Golf Course in Southern Pines, N.C.