2008-09 Men's Golf News

May 16, 2009
Follow CCSU Men's Golfer Eric Hawerchuk Live at the NCAA Division I Northeast Regional
Central Connecticut sophomore Eric Hawerchuk tees off third and final round play at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships this morning. He #$%^will start on the 10th hole at the Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, NJ at 8:10 a.m. Hawerchuk shot a nine over par 80 in first round play and #$%^posted a four over 75 in the second round. You can follow the action with live scoring from Golfstat. Click on the link below to track Hawerchuk's #$%^progress.

May 16, 2009
Hawerchuk Closes Out NCAA Division I Men's Golf Northeast Regional with a 74, Ties for 38th
Central Connecticut sophomore Eric Hawerchuk completed the three-day, 54-hole NCAA Division I Men's Golf Northeast Conference Regional at the Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, NJ with a final round 74. It was his best of the tournament. The Orangeville, Ontario native opened with an 80 and then shot 75 yesterday on the par 71, 7,022 yard course. He totaled a 229 to finish in a tie for 38th out of 74 participants. Hawerchuk was the top finisher from the Northeast Conference, which was also being represented in the 14-team field by Sacred Heart.

May 15, 2009
Hawerchuk Shoots 75, Moves Up Two Spots at NCAA Division I Men's Golf Northeast Regional
Central Connecticut sophomore Eric Hawerchuk shaved five strokes off his opening round 80, posting a four over par 75 in second round play at the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Northeast Regional at the Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, NJ. He is now tied for 42nd heading into final round action on the par 71, 7,022 yard course.

May 14, 2009
Hawerchuk Posts 80 in Opening Round Play at NCAA Division I Men's Golf Northeast Regional
Central Connecticut sophomore Eric Hawerchuk shot an opening round 80 in NCAA Division I Men's Golf Northeast Regional at the Galloway National #$%^Golf Club in Galloway, NJ. Hawerchuk's nine over par round on the par 71, 7,022 yard course put him in a tie for 44th out of 74 participants. He is one #$%^of five individuals in the field, which also includes golfers from 14 teams.

May 12, 2009
Hawerchuk and Buczak Represent CCSU Men's Golf on All-Northeast Conference Teams
A pair of Central Connecticut men's golfers were named All-Northeast Conference selections by the league office this afternoon. Sophomore Eric Hawerchuk, the Northeast Conference Men's Golf Championship medalist this season, represented the Blue Devils on the first team, while senior Tim Buczak appeared on the second team. It was Buczak's third career all-conference honor.

May 4, 2009
NCAA Regional Fields Announced, Hawerchuk to Compete at Galloway National Golf Club in New Jersey
Central Connecticut sophomore Eric Hawerchuk was selected by the NCAA Division I Men's Golf committee to participate in the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championships. The Orangeville, Ontario native will play at one of six 54-hole regional tournaments. He is one of five individuals slated to compete at the Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, NJ. Hawerchuk earned an automatic bid into the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Regionals with his win at the Northeast Conference Championships. He shot a four under 212 in the three-day, 54-hole event on the International Course at ChampionsGate Golf Club in ChampionsGate, FL.

May 3, 2009
Hawerchuk Wins 2009 Northeast Conference Men's Golf Championships, Blue Devils Finish Second
Central Connecticut sophomore Eric Hawerchuk finished off his wire-to-wire victory at the Northeast Conference Championships, shooting a final round 75 to win by two strokes at the par 72 ChampionsGate Golf Club's International Course. The Orangeville, Ontario native shot 68-69 to share the top spot following first and second round play. Hawerchuk, who joins Bobby Myles as the only Blue Devils to earn medalist honors at the NEC Championships, led CCSU to a second place finish in the team standings. He also earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals. Central Connecticut posted a three-day 909 (306-293-310) total.

May 2, 2009
Hawerchuk Retains Lead at NEC Championships, Blue Devils Vault into Third
Central Connecticut sophomore Eric Hawerchuk maintained his spot atop the NEC Men's Golf Championships leaderboard through two days. Hawerchuk shot a second round 69 on the par 72, 6,937 yard International Course at ChampionsGate Golf Club, putting him at seven under 137 heading into tomorrow's final round action. He is tied with Long Island senior Greg Nicolson. As a team, the Blue Devils jumped from a tie for sixth into sole possession of third with a Saturday-low 293. At 599, they are seven strokes behind Sacred Heart, which followed an opening round 295 with a 297. Long Island, which held the day one lead, is in second at 595 (292-303).

May 1, 2009
Hawerchuk Opens NEC Championships with Field-Best 68, Blue Devils Sit in Sixth Place Tie
Central Connecticut sophomore Eric Hawerchuk shot a four-under par 68 on the International Course at the ChampionsGate Golf Club to earn a share of the opening round lead in the Northeast Conference Championships. Hawerchuk shot 36-32 on the par 72, 6,937 yard course in ChampionsGate, FL. As a team, CCSU is tied for sixth. The Blue Devils recorded a 306 total. They are 14 strokes off the pace set by Long Island (292), which got 70s from senior Greg Nicolson and sophomore Rocky Co. Defending champion Sacred Heart (295) is three shots behind the Blackbirds.

April 17, 2009
CCSU Men's Golf Places Third at Northeast Collegiate Invitational, Buczak Ties for Sixth
Central Connecticut senior Tim Buczak tied for sixth at the Northeast Collegiate Invitational. His 76-72 day on the Green Valley Golf Club in Portsmouth, RI led the Blue Devils to a fifth place team finish in the 36-hole event.

April 14, 2009
Men's Golf Ties for Second in 15-Team Field at Peacock Invitational, Hawerchuk Collects Fourth Place Tie
Sophomore Eric Hawerchuk shot a five-over par 77 on the Neshanic Valley Golf Course to lead Central Connecticut in a tie for second at the Peacock Invitational hosted by Saint Peter's. The Blue Devils posted a 316 team total. They tied Iona and Army atop the leaderboard. Iona was declared the winner by taking the lowest score of the golfer whose score did not count in the team score.

April 11, 2009
Blue Devils Tie for Fourth in Rain-Shortened New England Division I Championships
Central Connecticut tied for fourth at the New England Division I Championships on Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence, RI. The second day of the event was shortened to nine holes due to inclement weather. Sophomore Tom Ursa and freshman Tucker Dooley each shot two-over par 37 for the Blue Devils. Sophomore Eric Hawerchuk had the team's top two-day total. He posted a 113 (74-39) to tie for seventh on the individual leaderboard. CCSU totaled a 460 team score, tying Rhode Island for fourth place in the 10-team field.

April 10, 2009
Hawerchuk Leads Blue Devils with Opening Round 74 at New England Division I Championships
Sophomore Eric Hawerchuk shot a two-over par 74 to lead Central Connecticut in opening round play at the New England Division I Championships on the Triggs Memorial Golf Course in Providence, RI. Hawerchuk is tied for eighth on the individual leaderboard. The Blue Devils posted a 305 team total. They are third in the 10-team field.

March 31, 2009
Hawerchuk and Dooley Each Card 77 at Patriot Shootout, Blue Devils Finish Third
Sophomore Eric Hawerchuk and freshman Tucker Dooley each shot 77 to lead Central Connecticut in a third place finish at the Patriot Shootout hosted by George Mason. The Blue Devils posted a 393 team total on the par 71 Laurel Hills Golf Club in Lorton, VA. George Mason won the event witha 380. Binghamton placed second at 389.

March 30, 2009
Blue Devils Open Spring Season at Patriot Intercollegiate, Buczak Shoots 84-77
Central Connecticut opened its spring season at the 36-hole Patriot Intercollegiate hosted by George Mason. Playing in strong winds, the Blue Devils shot 326-325 on the par 71 Laurel Hills Golf Club in Lorton, VA. Senior Tim Buczak shot 84-77 to lead CCSU. He tied for 11th. Led by 152s from junior Patrick Donovan and sophomore Trevor Fielder, Binghamton won the team title with rounds of 310 and 302. George Washington took second at 630, carding a pair of 315s. The host Patriots shot 327-323 to finish third. Central Connecticut tied for fourth with Georgetown at 651.

February 5, 2009
Blue Devils Chosen Third in Northeast Conference Men's Golf Preseason Poll
Central Connecticut was picked to finish third in the Northeast Conference according to the league coaches poll released this afternoon. Led by two-time all-conference performer Tim Buczak, a senior, and sophomores Tom Ursa and Eric Hawerchuk, the Blue Devils will look to earn a fifth league title. They finished third last season, marking the 11th consecutive top-four finish.

October 24, 2008
Ursa Named All-New England by NEIGA
As announced this afternoon by the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association, Central Connecticut sophomore Tom Ursa was one of nine NCAA Division I golfers named to the All-New England team following the NEIGA Championships held earlier this week. Ursa finished in seventh place overall and had the fifth-lowest total among NCAA Division I competitors. The Toronto, Ontario native shot 75-74 on the par 72 Captains Course in Brewster, MA, which hosted the event held on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 20-21.

October 21, 2008
Blue Devils Claim Third Place at NEIGAs, Ursa Leads Way with Seventh Place Effort
Central Connecticut broke out of a tie for fourth with a final round 296 at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships. With the second best team score of the tournament, the Blue Devils grabbed sole possession of third place. Sophomore Tom Ursa led CCSU with a seventh place effort. He followed up his opening round 75 with a two over par 74 at the Captains Course in Brewster, MA. Bryant collected the team title with rounds of 313 and 291. The Bulldogs vaulted past day one leader Sacred Heart, which shot 302-303. Sacred Heart's Matt Belizze won a four-way playoff to earn medalist honors.

October 20, 2008
Ursa in Third at NEIGA Championships, Blue Devils Tied for Fourth in Team Standings
Sophomore Tom Ursa shot a 75 on the par 72, 6,610 yard Captains Course in Brewster, MA to lead Central Connecticut in day one action at the 74th New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships. The Blue Devils are tied for fourth in the 43-team field after posting a 313 team total. Ursa is alone in third on the individual leaderboard. He is three shots behind co-leaders Pat Fillian (Sacred Heart) and Michael Amato (Brown) and one stroke ahead of a group of 10 golfers. Fillian is one of three Sacred Heart participants in the top-10, helping give the Pioneers a nine-shot advantage over Dartmouth and Husson.

October 11, 2008
Ursa and Hawerchuk Tie for Seventh at ECAC Championships, Lead Blue Devils in Sixth Place Effort
Sophomores Tom Ursa and Eric Hawerchuk tied for seventh to lead Central Connecticut at the ECAC Championships. The pair posted three-round scores of 222 on the par 71 Long Island National Golf Course in Riverhead, NY. Ursa shot a final round 76 after carding 73 in both of yesterday's rounds. Hawerchuk, meanwhile, closed with a team-best 70 after shooting 77-75 yesterday. As a team, the Blue Devils placed 6th out of 15 schools. They shot 309-301-300 (910). Yale held on to its day one lead to earn the team title. Bulldog junior Ben Wescoe earned medalist honors.

October 10, 2008
Ursa Alone in Third Following Opening 36 Holes at ECAC Championships
Central Connecticut sophomore Tom Ursa shot a pair of two-over par 73s on the Long Island National Golf Course in opening round action at the ECAC Championships. Ursa is third on the individual leaderboard, helping put CCSU into a sixth heading into tomorrow's final round. The Blue Devils posted a 610 (309-301) team total. Yale took over the top spot in the team standings after shooting 288 over the final 18. The Bulldogs vaulted past morning-leader Monmouth and Columbia following a first round 303. Final round play begins tomorrow morning.

October 5, 2008
Blue Devils Finish 10th at Macdonald Cup, Ursa and Hawerchuk Place in Top-20
Central Connecticut concluded play at the Macdonald Cup with a 10th place finish. The Blue Devils posted a final round 315 after shooting 300 in both of yesterday's rounds. Sophomore Tom Ursa was the top finisher for CCSU. After carding rounds of 72 and 71 on the par 70 Yale Golf Course yesterday, he shot 79 in final round action. Fellow sophomore Eric Hawerchuk also finished in the top-20 for the Blue Devils. He also shot a third round 79. Oklahoma won the team title by eight strokes over host Yale. The Sooners shot 860 (283-288-289). Bryant junior Jason Thresher earned medalist honors.

October 4, 2008
Ursa Leads Blue Devils in Day One Action at the Macdonald Cup
Sophomore Tom Ursa posted opening rounds of 72 and 71 to lead Central Connecticut at the Macdonald Cup hosted by Yale. Ursa is three over par through two rounds on the par 70 Yale Golf Course. His 143 total puts him in 13th on the individual leaderboard heading into tomorrow's final round action. The Blue Devils shot 300 as a team in both rounds and are tied for ninth in the 15-team field. Northeast Conference foe Sacred Heart trails Oklahoma by one stroke after shooting 280-292. The Sooners shot 283-288. Flagler College junior Erik Downs is in the lead after carding rounds of 67 and 69.

October 1, 2008
Beloin Named Northeast Conference Golfer of the Week
Central Connecticut freshman Greg Beloin collected Northeast Conference Golfer of the Week honors following a tie for fifth in his collegiate debut at the Cornell Invitational. Beloin shot 71 in the only round on the par 72 Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Ithaca, NY. Due to inclement weather only 18 holes of the 54-hole event were played.

September 28, 2008
Final Round Play at Cornell Invitational Canceled, Blue Devils Tie for Fifth
Sunday's final round of the Cornell Invitational was canceled due to continued rain in the Ithaca area, shortening the tournament to one round. Central Connecticut tied for fifth in the 15-team field. The Blue Devils shot 297 over the only 18 holes of play. Freshman Greg Beloin collected a tie for fifth on the individual leaderboard in his collegiate debut. He posted a 71 at the par 72 Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Itacha, NY on Saturday. Delaware earned the team title with a 287, while Siena senior Dan Abbondandolo picked up medalist honors with a 67.

September 27, 2008
Beloin Leads CCSU in Opening Day of Cornell Golf Invite
Central Connecticut freshman Greg Beloin shot a 71 to lead the Blue Devils in opening round play at the Cornell Invitational. He is tied for fifth and four strokes off the lead. Playing the par 72 Robert Trent Jones Golf Course in Ithaca, NY, the Blue Devils are tied with host Cornell for fifth place out of 15 teams after one round of play. They shot a 297 and are 10 shots back of round one leader, Delaware.

September 21, 2008
Ursa Shoots Even Par in Final Round, Blue Devils Tie for Fourth
Sophomore Tom Ursa posted a final round 71 to jump 12 spots on the individual leaderboard and help Central Connecticut hold its position in fourth place at the Dartmouth Invitational. He finished at 148 on the Hanover Country Club course. It was Ursa's best finish as a Blue Devil. All five CCSU golfers broke 80 on Sunday, as the team bettered its opening round 314 by 15 strokes. Bryant vaulted past the hosts with a final round 287 to win the team title by two shots. Dartmouth freshman Peter Williamson earned medalist honors, shooting 72-66.

September 20, 2008
Hawerchuk Leads Blue Devils in Day One Action at Dartmouth
Central Connecticut sophomore Eric Hawerchuk shot a 76 to lead the Blue Devils in opening round play at the Dartmouth Invitational. He is tied for 10th, four strokes off the lead. Playing the par 71 Hanover Country Club in Hanover, NH, the Blue Devils are fourth out of nine teams after day one action. They shot a 314 and trail host Dartmouth by 16 strokes heading into tomorrow's final round.

September 13, 2008
Buczak and Hawerchuk Tie for 11th at Rutgers Invitational, Blue Devils Finish Tied for Fifth
Senior Tim Buczak and sophomore Eric Hawerchuk posted two-day totals of 142 to tie for 11th at the Rutgers Invitational, leading Central Connecticut to a tie for fifth place in the 24-team field. The Blue Devils vaulted from eighth into the tie for fifth behind a second day 283, the third lowest team total of the final round. Hawerchuk shot a day two four under par 67, his career low at CCSU, at the Rutgers Golf Course. It matched the lowest round of the invitational. Seton Hall moved from fifth to first behind a final round 279, finishing at 567. The Pirates held off USC-Upstate (568) and Binghamton (569). The Blue Devils finished nine strokes back, tied with Long Island, at 576.

September 12, 2008
Buczak's 69 Leads Blue Devils in Day One Action at Rutgers Invitational
Senior Tim Buczak carded a 69 to lead the Central Connecticut men's golf team at the Rutgers Invitational, CCSU's first action of the fall season. The 69 is Buczak's low round as a Blue Devil. He shot 35-34 on the par-71, 6337-yard Rutgers Golf Course and is one stroke off the lead, which is shared by three golfers. As a team, the Blue Devils posted a 293 and are in eighth place. USC-Upstate leads the field following an opening round team score of 281. Bryant is second, three shots off the pace. Final round tee times will begin tomorrow at 7:30 a.m.

September 11, 2008
Giancola Joins Blue Devil Men's Golf Coaching Staff
Central Connecticut alum Kevin Giancola, '89, will join the men's golf coaching staff for the 2008-09 season. Giancola, an accomplished instructor and player, will assist head coach Ed Batogowski with all aspects of the program.