GOODYEAR, Ariz. --- Led by sophomores Nabeel Khan (Westerville, Ohio) and Nick Harrington (Chaplin, Conn.), the UConn men’s golf team put together an impressive 10-under par performance on Sunday during the second round of the Loyola Intercollegiate to move into second place in the 16-team field, heading into Monday’s final round.
In their first tournament of the spring portion of their schedule, the Huskies trail first-place Eastern Michigan by eight shots. The tourney, sponsored by Loyola-Maryland, is being held at the par 72 Palm Valley Golf Club.
Khan fired a sizzling 5-under par 67 and Harrington shot a hot 4-under 68 to both rise into a tie for seventh place overall in the 96-player field. Khan (72-67=139) and Harrington (71-68=139) led the Huskies (282-278=560) to an aggregate 278 Sunday, the second-best team score in Round 2, just one stroke behind Eastern Michigan’s 277. The Huskies are 16-under after two rounds.
Also for the Huskies, senior Eric Dietrich (Cheshire, Conn.) is in a tie for 16th after shooting a 3-under 70-71=141, sophomore Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton, Mass.) is in a tie for 34th place after shooting a 1-under 69-74=143, and freshman Tim Umphrey (Northborough, Mass.) is tied for 60th after shooting 76-72=148.
Playing as individuals, UConn redshirt freshman Zach Iannone (Hamden, Conn.) is in a tie for 34th with a 1-under 70-73=143 and freshman Chandler Morris is tied for 66th place after shooting a 5-over 75-74=149.
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