BLUFFTON, S.C. --- UConn sophomore Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton, Mass.) shot one of only five under-par rounds Tuesday at the Colleton River Plantation Dye Course, helping the Huskies to a third-place finish at the Colleton River Collegiate, sponsored by Michigan State.
Hervol's 1-under 71 on Tuesday gave him a three-round total of 9-over 76-78-71=225, good enough to tie with UConn sophomore teammate Nick Harrington (Chaplin, Conn.), who shot 72-73-80=225, for 11th place in the 72-player field. The third round was Hervol's 11th round this season of par or better and it gave him his fourth Top 20 finish. For Harrington, it was the best finish of his college career and featured his fourth round of par of better. Michigan State's Charlie Netzel won medalist honors with a 1-over 73-76-68=217.
The UConn duo received support from senior Eric Dietrich (Cheshire, Conn.) and sophomore Nabeel Khan (Westerville, Ohio), who tied for 23rd place and freshman Tim Umphrey (Northborough, Mass.), who tied for 34th place. Dietrich shot an 11-over 74-77-76=227, while Khan had a 78-75-74=227, and Umphrey shot a 14-over 75-79-76=230.
As a team, the Huskies captured their fifth Top 5 finish in seven events this year, moving from fifth to third with a final round 9-over 297. For the three rounds, UConn shot 297-303-297=897, finishing behind Michigan State and UAB in the 11-team field.
Playing as individuals, UConn senior Tyler Cooke (Warwick, R.I.) tied for 45th place with a 79-79-76=234, redshirt freshman Zach Iannone (Hamden, Conn.) was tied for 56th with a 76-78-85=239, and freshman Chandler Morris (Hobe Sound, Fla,) tied for 61st with a 79-79-82=240.
The UConn spring season continues on March 24-26, when the Huskies travel to PGA National in West Palm Beach, Fla., to compete in the FAU Slomin Autism Championship.