ELLINGTON, Conn. --- UConn senior captain Zach Zaback (Farmington, Conn.) fired three straight under-par rounds to capture third place individually and lead UConn to a fourth-place finish at the Seventh Annual Connecticut Cup, hosted by UConn at Ellington Ridge Country Club.
Zaback shot a five-under 71-70-70=211 for his third Top 3 finish at the Connecticut Cup, a tournament he won in both 2012 and 2013. It was the 12th Top 10 finish of Zaback's career and boosted his number of par or better rounds to 32.
The Huskies got another Top 10 finish from junior Eric Dietrich (Cheshire, Conn.), who fired a one-under 71-73-71=215, to finish in a sixth-place tie in the 90-player field. It was Dietrich's second Top 10 finish this season.
As a team, UConn's aggregate 9-over 289-292-292=873 was good enough to finish fourth in the 16-team field behind team champion TCU, which set a tourney record with a 19-under 845, Dartmouth and Boston College. TCU's Paul Barjon (11-under, 205) and teammate Chelso Barrett (10-under, 206), also set tourney scoring records as they finished 1-2 in a tight battle for medalist honors.
Also for the Huskies, freshman Jimmy Hervol (Hopkinton, Mass.) finished in a tie for 24th place with a 6-over 75-72-75=222, while senior captain John Flaherty (Glastonbury, Conn.) shot 73-77-76=226 to tie for 39th place, and senior Corey Birch (Ridgefield, Conn.) tied for 63rd place with a 74-79-80=233.
Playing as an individual, sophomore Sasha Wortelboer (Geneva, Switzerland) had the best finish of his career, tying for 17th place with a 4-over 69-77-74=220, which also included his first sub-70 round. Senior Cameron MacKay (Brookfield, Conn.), also as an individual, carded a 7-over 72-76-75=223 to tie for 29th place, and recorded the seventh round of par or better in his career.
UConn will continue its fall schedule on Oct. 19-20 by competing in the inaugural Mountaineer Collegiate Tournament, hosted by West Virginia University, at the Pete Dye Golf Club in Bridgeport, WVa.
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