March 31, 2013
LAKE WORTH, Fla. --- Freshman Zach Zaback (Farmington, Conn.) shot a tournament-low round of 4-under par 67 Sunday and freshman John Flaherty (Glastonbury, Conn.) finished ninth overall as they led the UConn golf team to a ninth-place finish at the Florida Atlantic University Spring Break Championship.
Zaback's 67 was the low round of the day in Sunday's third round among the entire 96-player field. Greg Eason of Central Florida and Patrick Newcomb of Murray State each shot a 67 during Saturday's second round. The tournament was held at the North Course of The Fountains Country Club in Lake Worth, Fla.
Flaherty, meanwhile, began the tourney with a 2-under 69 on Friday and finished 69-75-72-216 to tie for ninth place overall, the first top 10 finish of his college career. Zaback's 67 was the end of a 77-74-67-218 tourney that earned him a tie for 13th place.
Also for the Huskies, freshman Stephen Pastore (Greenwich, Conn.) shot a 76-75-76-227 to tie for 39th place, and freshman Corey Birch (Ridgefield, Conn.) shot 77-74-78-229 and sophomore Chris Wiatr shot 78-74-77-229 to both be part of a tie for 47th place. Competing as an individual, UConn junior Mike Masso had 91-72-72-235 to finish in a tie for 72nd place. The overall individual winner of the tournament was Tomasz Anderson of Jacksonville State, who shot 69-72-68-209.
As a team, the Huskies' aggregate 292 on Sunday tied Miami of Ohio and Jacksonville State for the low team score of the third round. For the tourney, UConn shot 299-297-292-888 to finish alone in ninth place in the 18-team field. Central Florida won the event with a 289-282-295-866.
The spring portion of UConn's 2012-13 season continues on April 12-13 when the Huskies are back in the New England, competing in the New England D-I Championships at Newport National Country Club in Middletown, R.I.