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Men's Golf Records Third Place Finish at ECAC Championships

CHICOPEE, Mass (October 8, 2007) - The Springfield College men's golf team had an outstanding showing at the ECAC New England Division III Championships over the weekend at the Chicopee Country Club.

The Pride were led by Craig DiFranco (East Longmeadow, Mass.) who finished with a two-round score of 150, which placed him in a tie for sixth overall in the Championship.

DiFranco shot a 77 in the first round on the par-71 Chicopee Country Club in Chicopee, Mass. on Saturday. On Sunday afternoon, DiFranco fired the second-lowest round of the day as he shot a 2-over 73 to propel the Pride to a third-place finish.

As a team, the Pride finished tied for third out of 20 teams and finished with a combined score of 624 strokes. Trinity College won the event with a combined score of 599.

Junior Greg Levings (Averill Park, N.Y.) tied for 10th overall with a combined score of 153 strokes (76, 77).

Others who competed for the Pride were junior Kyle Hicks (Enfield, Conn.) who also finished tied for 49th with a combined score of 167 strokes (86, 81), while Aaron Simons (Enfield, Conn.) finished 66th with a combined score of 177 strokes (90, 87).

DiFranco and the Pride return to action on Wednesday at the Nicols Bison Invitational.

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Joe Eadie Joe Eadie enters his 20th season as the head men's golf coach at Springfield College in the fall of 2012. Eadie is the head golf professional at the Fenway Golf Range in nearby East Longmeadow, and is in the process of becoming a PGA Professional. He also lead the Pride to their first NCAA Division III Championship in program history. Read more.

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