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Golf Stands Tied for Fourth at New England Championship

BREWSTER, Mass. (October 20, 2008)-- The University of Connecticut men's golf team stands tied for fourth place in the 43-team field after day one of competition at the 73rd Annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championship, hosted by Salem State College and held at the Captain's Course.

Sacred Heart University led the field with a score of 302 on day one, followed by Dartmouth College and Husson University at 311. UConn, Bryant University, Central Connecticut State University and Post University were each tied for fourth place at 313.

Pat Fillian of Sacred Heart and Michael Amato of Brown University each shot an even-par 72 on the day to share the overall lead by three shots over Tom Ursa of CCSU. UConn sophomore Matt Dubrowski shot a 77 to stand in a tie for 14th place, while Husky freshmen Brian Hwang and Matt Carroll each shot 78 to stand in a tie for 20th place.

The tournament concludes Tuesday with 18 holes of action.