PROVIDENCE, R.I. (April 18, 2013) - UConn freshman Zach Zaback (Farmington, Conn.) has been named BIG EAST Men's Golf Athlete of the Week after finishing first at last weekend's New England D-1 Championships.
Zaback shot a two-round 139, including a tournament-low round of 6-under 66, at the Newport National Country Club in Middletown, R.I., on April 13-14 to take an individual win in a 50-player field and lead the Huskies to a first-place finish against nine other teams. UConn won the tourney by a convincing 12 strokes.
It was the second individual tournament win for Zaback, who also topped the field at The Connecticut Cup last fall. The 66 was his fourth sub-70 round of the season. He led all competitors with eight birdies.
It is the second conference honor for Zaback, who was named the BIG EAST Men's Golf Player of the Month for October.
The UConn golfers return to action on April 20-21, competing in the Rutherford Intercollegiate at the Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa.