FARMINGDALE, N.Y. --- Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton, Mass.) started his sophomore season with the UConn men's golf team in spectacular fashion.
Hervol shot his second 5-under 65 of The Doc Gimmler Invitational during Sunday's final round to finish the tournament at 11-under 199 (65-69-65=199) and capture individual medalist honors at the Bethpage State Park Red Course on Long Island.
It was the first tournament victory of Hervol's college career and the twin 65s are the two lowest rounds of the 35 rounds he has played for the Huskies. Last season, Hervol's best finish was eighth and his lowest round was a 69. He won the tourney by three strokes over runner-up Dawson Jones of Rhode Island.
Hervol, who topped a tournament field of 78, led UConn to a fourth-place finish in the 13-team field. The Huskies' aggregate score of 7-under 273-279-281=833 was just two strokes behind third-place Yale and three strokes behind second-place Seton Hall. Rhode Island won the tournament with a 15-under 825.
UConn had three other players finish in the Top 20, including sophomore Nabeel Khan (Westerville, Ohio), who played as an individual and tied for fifth place with an impressive 4-under 72-66-68=206. It was the best finish and the three best rounds of Khan's college career.
Also for the Huskies, junior Sasha Wortelboer (Geneva, Switzerland) shot 67-70-74=211, the low round and low tourney total of his career, for a career-best finish of a tie for 15th. Senior co-captain Tyler Cooke (Warwick, R.I.) also had a career-low round and a career-best finish of a tie for 19th with a 2-over 70-70-72=212.
Senior co-captain Eric Dietrich (Cheshire, Conn.) shot a 4-over 71-70-73=214 to tie for 28th place, which included his 24th career round of par or better, while freshman Chandler Morris (Hobe Sound, Fla.) began his college career with a 5-over 73-71-71=215 to finish in 34th place.
UConn will continue the fall portion of its schedule on Sept. 19-20, when it competes in the Hartford Hawks Invitational at Bull's Bridge Golf Club in South Kent, Conn. The Huskies are the defending champions of the tourney.
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