Freshman Dan Fanion and junior Eric Hawerchuk shot 72 and 73 during final round play, respectively, as the Central Connecticut State University men's golf team placed fifth out of 13 teams at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate on Monday. Fanion's final score of 230 for the three rounds at the par 72 Kahluyat Golf Course placed him placed in 18th on the leaderboard for the tournament. Hawerchuk finished one back of Fanion, taking 19th at 15 over par (231) for the three rounds.
The University of Missouri won the event, placing three golfers in the top six overall. The Tigers' Stuart Ballingall won the individual championship, putting forth scores of 69, 75 and 71 en route to a finish of one under par. Richmond, Seton Hall and Oakland were the other three teams to top the Blue Devils over the two days in Verona, NY. CCSU shot 305 in final round action to finish the tournament at 58 over par, one stroke ahead of Binghamton and four ahead of in-state foe Hartford.
Junior Sam Pelletier, who's 69 on Sunday was Central's best one-round score of the tournament, finished one stroke back of Hawerchuk and tied for 20th place overall. Sophomore Greg Beloin moved up 16 spots from the start of the day, shooting a 74 on Monday, to finish in a tie for 38th with a score of 25 over par. CCSU's Kevin Josephson rounded out the field for the Blue Devils, shooting 86 in round three to finish at 252 (58th) for the tournament.
The Blue Devils will next compete at the Rutgers Invitational on September 11 and 12 in Piscataway, NJ.