The Central Connecticut men's golf team shot 292 on the second and final day of the 2014 Lafayette Invitational on Monday and finished in second place overall. Central shot 306 on the first day on Sunday and improved 14 strokes on day two. They finished just three shots behind tournament winner Longwood with a score of 598.
The Blue Devils shot a day two team score of 292, the best round of the entire tournament from any team. All four scoring players for CCSU shot a day two 73 (+2) The tournament was played at the par-71 Silver Creek Country Club. The course is 6,635 yards long.
Longwood was first (595) followed by CCSU (598), Hofstra (601), Bucknell (609) and Drexel (610) rounding out the top five schools. There were 15 total teams in the tournament.
Senior Matthew DeJohn matched his Sunday 73 with a 73 on Monday, finishing at +4 (146) in a tie for third place overall. DeJohn had one birdie and three bogeys in the final round. Freshman Nick Direda took two strokes off his day one total and shot 73 on Monday, finishing at +6 (148) for the tournament. He was tied for eighth. Junior Monte Mullen also shot a 73 on the second day, he finished tied for 16th place overall. He improved five strokes on his first round score.
Freshman Matt Hills improved seven strokes on Monday and shot 73 (+2), finishing at +11 (153) for the tournament and tying for 24th place. He had two birdies and four bogeys in his round. Freshman Bryant Bolden shot 77 on day two, six strokes better than day one, and finished at +18 (160), tying for 70th place.
The second place finish marks the fourth top-five finish of the 2013-14 season for the Blue Devils. In the fall they finish third at the CCSU Invitational, fifth at the UConn Connecticut Cup, and then first at the NEIGA Champsionships.
They return to action at Fairleigh Dickinson on April 13-14. The tournament is being played at Crystal Springs Country Club in Hamburg, NJ.
July 23, 2014 DeJohn Named All-America Scholar
June 19, 2014 Josephson Advances to CSGA Finals
June 18, 2014 Three Blue Devils Advance to CSGA Match Play
June 18, 2014 Pair of Blue Devils Advance to Final 8 of CSGA Amateur
May 23, 2014 Mullen Shines at CSGA's Palmer Cup
May 16, 2014 Mullen and DeJohn Named All-NEC on Friday
May 3, 2014 Men's Golf in Seventh After Round One of NECs
April 27, 2014 CCSU Tops Bryant in Sunday Shootout
April 22, 2014 Men's Golf Wins Peacock Invitational
April 19, 2014 Men's Golf Fifth at Yale on Saturday
April 14, 2014 DeJohn First, Men's Golf Third at FDU Knights Invitational
April 13, 2014 Men's Golf Fifth After Round One at FDU
April 7, 2014 Men's Golf Finishes Second at Lafayette Invitational
April 6, 2014 Blue Devils 4th of 16 After Round One at Lafayette
April 1, 2014 Men's Golf Finishes Seventh at Towson
March 31, 2014 Men's Golf Tied for Ninth at Towson After Day One
March 24, 2014 Men's Golf Tops NC Wesleyan in Dual Match
February 17, 2014 Men's Golf Tabbed Second in NEC Coaches Poll
November 14, 2013 Men's Golf Pair Named All-New England
October 30, 2013 Mullen Named NEC Golfer of the Month
October 28, 2013 Men's Golf Wins NEIGA Championship; Mullen Wins Individual Title
October 27, 2013 Men's Golf First After Day One at NEIGA; Mullen Leads
October 14, 2013 Men's Golf Climbs to Fifth in Connecticut Cup Final Results
October 6, 2013 Blue Devils Finish Tied for Eighth at Macdonald Cup
October 5, 2013 Men's Golf Completes Second Round at Yale
September 24, 2013 Men's Golf Finishes 11th at VCU Shootout
September 23, 2013 Men's Golf 10th at VCU Shootout After Two Rounds
September 9, 2013 Blue Devils Finish Third at Annual Fall Invite
September 8, 2013 CCSU 6th at CCSU Blue Devil Invitational on Sunday
September 2, 2013 Men's Golf Eighth at Tiger Turning Stone Intercollegiate
September 1, 2013 Men's Golf 3rd of 14 After Two Rounds at Turning Stone
July 19, 2013 Men's Golf Set for Fall 2013