October 19, 2010

Men's Golf Finishes Third at NEIGA Championship; Josephson Second Following Playoff

The Central Connecticut men's golf team finished third at the 76th Annual NEIGA Championship which completed on Tuesday. Junior Kevin Josephson shot a day-two 71 (-1) and advanced to a playoff to determine the individual champion. Josephson lost on the second playoff hole to finish second in the tournament. The Blue Devils shot a two-day total of 593 to finish third, eight strokes behind Rhode Island who claimed the championship.

Josephson was named an All-New England selection for his second place finish.

The NEIGA Championship was held at the par-72 Captains Course in Brewster, MA.

Josephson shot a two-day total of 143, good for one under par over the two day tournament. Teammate Justin Hughes finished in a tie for 10th place with a two-day total of 148 (+4). Daniel Morgan and Dan Fanion each shot 151 (+7) and Greg Beloin shot a 153 (+9) to round out the scoring for the Blue Devils. All five scorers for CCSU finished in the top-24.

Josephson had 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.

The Blue Devils have now finished in the top five in five of the last six 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.

Rhode Island won the team title for the 11th time in 13 years with a team score of 585, followed by the University of Connecticut at 586. CCSU shot 593, followed by Holy Cross (598) and Bryant (611).

The NEIGA (New England Intercollegiate Golf Association) hosted its championship for the 76th time, and 182 individual golfers competed. There were 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.

The NEIGA Tournament completes the fall season for the men's team.