Men's Golf Competes In First Round Action at NEC Championships

Men's Golf Competes In First Round Action at NEC Championships

Central Connecticut State University competed in first round action at the Northeast Conference Men's Golf Championships on Friday. The Blue Devils recorded a team score of 310 to finish the first day tied for sixth place with Monmouth. Sophomore Kevin Josephson led CCSU with a two over par 74 on the ChampionsGate Golf Course in Orlando, FL.

The Blue Devils are currently 10 strokes back of Robert Morris, who leads the way with a score of 300 after first round competition. St. Francis (PA) is in second with a score of 303, while Mount St. Mary's and Sacred Heart each shot 306 to tie for third. CCSU is just two strokes behind Fairleigh Dickinson for fifth place.

Josephson recorded the best score for Central on Friday, carding a 74. The sophomore is tied for fifth and is only four strokes back of St. Francis (PA)'s Joey Amelia, who leads with an opening round 70. Blue Devils sophomore Greg Beloin and junior Eric Hawerchuk both shot under 80 on Friday. The former carded a 76 and is tied for 13th, while the latter recorded a score of 78 and is tied for 21st.

Junior Justin Hughes and freshman Dan Fanion rounded out CCSU golfers at the tournament. Hughes is tied for 36th after shooting an opening round 82. Fanion is in 46th heading into second round action, carding an 85 for the first 18 holes.