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.
Ursa was the top Northeast Conference finisher at the event. Fellow sophomore Eric Hawerchuk carded a pair of 76s to tie for 16th. Senior Tim Buczak and freshman Tucker Dooley also had 76s on the final day of play. Buczak finished at 156, while Dooley shot 157 in his collegiate debut. Sophomore Sam Pelletier shot 82-79.
Buczak led the field in par three scoring. He was the only player to come in under par (-1) on the par threes. Ursa ranked sixth in that category (+1) and fourth in par four scoring (+3). He was also second in birdies with seven. Hawerchuk was second in par five scoring (-2).
Bryant posted a two-day total of 591 to edge Dartmouth (593). Quinnipiac shot 293 in final round play to take third place in the team standings with a two-day total of 600.
The Blue Devils will tee it up at the Cornell Invitational next weekend. The two-day event gets underway at the Cornell Golf Course on Saturday, Sept. 27.