The Central Connecticut men's golf team is tied for second place
at the 76th Annual NEIGA Championship following action on day one.
The Blue Devils shot a day one score of 300, just three strokes
behind tournament leader Rhode Island. Junior Kevin
Josephson is tied for third place after the first round,
shooting a 72, good for even par. Josephson led all Blue Devil
golfers on the day, and trails the pair of players tied for first
place by only one stroke. The NEIGA Championship is being held at
the par-72 Captains Course in Brewster, MA.
Central is tied for second place with the University of Connecticut. Rhode Island shot a day one score of 297, followed by CCSU and UConn at 300.
Josephson has already posted a pair of tournament victories this fall, capturing the CCSU Invitational and then winning medalist honors at the Macdonald Cup held at Yale a few weeks ago. Last season Josephson was named All-New England after his performance at the 75th NEIGA Championship. He finished in a tie for sixth place.
He shot a 38 on the front nine, and rebounded with a sizzling 34 on the back nine, tied for the best nine hole score of the day on the back.
Justin Hughes is tied for 10th place after a day one score of 75 (+3), while freshman Daniel Morgan is tied for 16th with a score of 76 (+4). Dan Fanion and Greg Beloin are tied for 30th after shooting a 77 (+5). Fanion shot an impressive 35 on the back nine to rebound after a 42 on the front.
All five Blue Devil golfers were in the top-30 on the first day of action at the Captains Course.
The Blue Devils have finished in the top five in four of the last five championships. They finished second in the tournament in 2009, and third in 2008. In 2007 they finished ninth, in 2006 they were third and in 2005 they finished fourth. Central has won the team title 15 times, most recently in 1995.
The NEIGA (New England Intercollegiate Golf Association) is hosting its championship for the 76th time, and almost 200 individual golfers are competing. There are 37 teams from Divisions I, II and III participating in th two-day tournament at the Captains Course, a 36-hole layout on Cape Cod.