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Huskies Move To 5th At BIG EAST Championship

Sophomore Dane Rosa shot a 73 Monday.

REUNION, Fla. (April 29, 2013) --- Sophomore Chris Wiatr (Woodbury, Conn.) shot a 2-under par 70, leading five UConn players who all shot in the 70s for the second straight day, as the Huskies moved into fifth place Monday after two rounds of the 2013 BIG EAST Men’s Golf Championship.

Wiatr’s 75-70-145 two-round total put him at 1-over par, and in a tie for 12th place, seven strokes behind individual leader David Tepe of Cincinnati (69-69-138). The tournament, being held at the par-72 Watson Course at Reunion Resort, consists of 12 teams and 60 golfers.

The remainder of the Huskies included freshman Zach Zaback (Farmington, Conn.), who is in a tie for 16th with a 70-77-147, freshman John Flaherty (Glastonbury, Conn.) and sophomore Dane Rosa (Mansfield, Conn.), who are part of  a tie for 23rd place after shooting 73-76-149 and 76-73-149, respectively, and junior Michael Masso (Suffield, Conn.), who is in a tie for 44th place with a 78-76-154.

South Florida (290-287-577) took over the lead of the tournament after Round 2, leading second-place Louisville (297-282-579) by just two strokes. St. John’s stands third, two-time defending champion Notre Dame is fourth, while UConn (294-295-589) is fifth, 12 strokes behind USF.

The tournament concludes with the third and final round on Tuesday.