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.
Yale shot 301 (892) to hold off Columbia, which shot a 292 (893), by one stroke in the final standings. Wescoe overtook his sophomore teammate Tom McCarthy for the individual crown. Wescoe (76-71-70) trailed McCarthy (75-70-75) by two shots heading into today's action.
In addition to the efforts of Ursa and Hawerchuk, Blue Devil freshmen Greg Beloin and Tucker Dooley and sophomore Sam Pelletier competed. Beloin stayed under 80 all weekend, shooting 78-78-77. Pelletier shot 81 on the first 18, but he closed with a 76 yesterday and a 77 today. Dooley shot 82-77-77.
The Blue Devils placed third among five Northeast Conference schools in attendance. Sacred Heart and Monmouth finished fourth and fifth, respectively. Quinnipiac tied for 10th, and Wagner took 14th.
Central Connecticut will back on the course starting Monday, Oct. 20. The Blue Devils will finish their fall schedule with two days of competition at the NEIGA Championships on The Captains Course in Brewster, MA.