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UConn Finishes Third At Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge

Junior John Flaherty had a Top 20 finish.
Sept. 28, 2014

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QUECHEE, Vt. - Led by a sizzling 4-under par 68 by senior Chris Wiatr (Woodbury, Conn.), the UConn men's golf team had the second-best aggregate round of the day Sunday to capture a third-place finish at the Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge.

The Huskies shot an aggregate 4-over 292 Sunday to notch a 302-292-594, finishing behind only Harvard and Hartford in the 11-team event. UConn's 292 Sunday was the second-best team round of the day, trailing only champion Harvard's 285. It was the second top five finish for the Huskies in three tournaments this season.

Wiatr (75-68-143) began Sunday's final round in a tie for 26th place, but equaled the best individual round of the tournament with his 4-under performance, lifting him to a final tie for 4th place. It was the fifth sub-70 round of Wiatr's college career and his 18th round of even par or better. On the heels of his fifth-place finish in last week's Hartford Hawk Invitational, it marks the seventh Top 5 finish of Wiatr's career.

UConn juniors Zach Zaback (Farmington, Conn.) and John Flaherty (Glastonbury) also recorded Top 20 finishes, shooting matching scores of 76-73-149 to finish a part of a tie for 19th place in the 61-player field. Junior Cameron MacKay (Brookfield, Conn.) tied for 38th place with a 75-78-153, while sophomore Eric Dietrich (Cheshire, Conn.) tied for 46th place with a76-81-157.

Playing as an individual, UConn senior Dane Rosa (Mansfield, Conn.) captured a tied for 28th place with a 78-73-151.

The Huskies will continue their fall season on Oct. 13-14, when they will be the host team of sixth annual Connecticut Cup at Ellington Ridge Country Club in Ellington, Conn. UConn is the defending champion of the Connecticut Cup and Zaback is the two-time defending individual medalist of the event.