April 13, 2014
BALTIC, Conn. - Junior Chris Wiatr (Woodbury, Conn.) fired a 3-under par 69 Sunday, leading the UConn men's golf team to a second-place finish at the New England Division I Championships at Mohegan Sun Country Club at Pautipaug.
The Huskies, who won this event last year, placed four players among the top 10 finishers and all five were among the top 26. UConn's aggregate 289 on Sunday was the second-best team round of the day and the Huskies' 292-289-581 for the tournament finished second only to champion Hartford's 287-284-571 in the 10-team event. Sacred Heart (289-301-590) finished third and Rhode Island (294-302-596) was fourth.
Wiatr had one of just four sub-par rounds shot on Sunday, the final day of the two-day tournament, which included 50 players. Wiatr's 72-69-141 was good enough to tie for third place on the individual list.
UConn sophomore Zach Zaback (Farmington, Conn.) finished in a tie for fifth place with a 72-74-146, while sophomore Corey Birch (Ridgefield, Conn.) shot 73-74-147 to tie for seventh place. Sophomore John Flaherty (Glastonbury, Conn.) was tied for 10th with a 75-73-148, and freshman Eric Dietrich (Cheshire, Conn.) finished in a tie for 26th place with an 81-73-154.
The individual medalist was Sacred Heart's Pete Ball0, who shot 65-70-135, while Hartford's Evan Russell finished second, just one stroke behind, with 70-66-136.
UConn completes its regular-season schedule on April 19-20, when the Huskies travel to State College, Pa., to compete in the Rutherford Collegiate on the Penn State Blue Course.