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Men's Golf Finishes T8th of 12 at Veterans Golf Course

Alex Brown Springfield, Mass. -- April 14, 2011 -- The Springfield College men's golf team finished tied for eighth of 12 teams at the Western New England Invitational at nearby Veterans Memorial Golf Course. Craig DiFranco of East Longmeadow, Mass. finished in a tie for 11th among individuals with a 78.

Western New England fired a 307 to take team honors.

UMass Dartmouth sophomore Matt Connolly (Lynnfield, Mass.) was the medalist with a 73, which included an eagle on the par 5, 474-yard (over water) third hole.

Salem State was a stroke behind to finish second (308) with Nichols (314), UMass Dartmouth (319), and Elms (321) rounding out the top five.

Tufts came in sixth (323) followed by Massachusetts College (327), Babson (331), Springfield (331), Westfield State (335), Endicott (340), and Wesleyan (344).

Veterans Memorial Golf Course, Springfield, Massachusetts

WNEC Invitational

Team Scores
1. Western New England 307
2. Salem State 308
3. Nichols 314
4. UMass Dartmouth 319
5. Elms 321
6. Tufts 323
7. Massachusetts College 327
8. (t) Babson 331
8. (t) Springfield 331
10. Westfield State 335
11. Endicott 340
12. Wesleyan 344

Individual Results (Par 72, 6433 yards)

1st - 73 – Matt Connolly (UMass Dartmouth)
2nd - 74 – Patrick Donahue (WNE)
3rd (tie) - 76 – Jimmy Marzi (WNE), Bryan Eger (Babson), Chris Berry (Salem State), Bill Connell (Salem State)
7th (tie) - 77 – Eric Hedberg (WNE), Shane Ortega (MCLA), Joe Gallagher (Nichols), Matt Sebet (Salem State)
11th (tie) - 78 – Craig DiFranco (Springfield), Phil Rurak (Elms), Kyle Simard (Elms), John Juterbock (Nichols), Lindsay Walker (Tufts)
16th (tie) - 79 – Dan Korpita (Westfield State), Brian Sears (Nichols), Tom Grant (Salem State)
19th (tie) - 80 – Anthony Willett (WNE), Dan Costello (Elms), Josh Paulhus (Nichols), Pete Taylor (Wesleyan), Sean Cota (MCLA), Jon-Paul Chouinard (Nichols), Dan Moll (Tufts), Nick Zolotas (Salem State), Brendan Kellher (UMass Dartmouth)
28th - 81 – Seb Vik (Tufts)
29th - 82 – Billy Guilford (UMass Dartmouth)
30th (tie) - 83 – Joe Cooper (Westfield State), Joe Young (Babson), AJ Ferraro (Wesleyan), Eric Tidman (Babson), Mitchell Mallett (MCLA), Jack Carroll (Endicott)
36th (tie) - 84 – Patrick Marra (Springfield), Chris Vincent (Springfield), Kevin Ricker (WNE), Dan Derienzo (Wesleyan), George Gillmore (UMass Dartmouth), Luke Heffernan (Tufts)
42nd (tie) - 85 – Thomas Sangeloty (Springfield), Alexander Brown (Springfield), Tyler Cudnik (Elms), Ian Teal (Endicott)
46th (tie) - 86 – Andrew Sullivan (Elms), Brett Williamson (Westfield State), Stephen Price (Endicott), Kenny Rubino (Endicott), Cal Shapiro (Tufts)
51st (tie) - 87 – Tyler LaBonte (Westfield State), Matt Matroni (Westfield State), Adam Ciborowski (MCLA), Matt Foley (Babson)
55th - 88 – Andrew Polidoro (MCLA)
56th - 90 – Kevin Rewinski (UMass Dartmouth)
57th - 93 – Matt Dougherty (Babson)
58th - 94 – Blaine Thibodeau (Endicott)
59th - 97 – Brad Improta (Wesleyan)
60th - 100 – Tom Salah (Wesleyan)

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