April 11, 2009

Bears Place 6th At Rain-Shortened New England Golf Championship

April 11, 2009

Providence, Rhode Island - The final round of the New England Division I Men's Golf Championship started out cold and ended with windswept rain that forced the cancellation of the last nine holes of play at the par-72 Triggs Memorial Golf Course. With the tournament reduced to a 27-hole event, Brown placed sixth overall with a score of 461, just one shot out of fourth place.

Sacred Heart, the first round leader, held on to capture the tournament Championship by six shots with a 27-hole mark of 446, followed by Binghamton (452), Bryant (455), Rhode Island (460), Central Connecticut (460), Brown (461), Dartmouth (463), Quinnipiac (470), Fairfield (475) and Providence (522).

With the elements deteriorating as the day progressed, junior John Giannuzzi posted an one over par 36 on the front nine to finish with a 27-hole score of 113, good for 7th place individually. His front nine 36 was the second lowest score of the day. Senior Chris Hoffman also fought through the difficult conditions for a two-over 37, placing 16th individually at 115 overall.

Senior Conor Malloy, the tournament's first day leader after a sizzling 72, came in at 44 for the nine holes to finish at 116, 23rd overall. Sophomore Michael Amato and senior Joe Rued each shot 41 on the final day of play, with Amato finishing at 120 and Rued at 124 for the 27-holes.

Brown will be back in action again next week, April 17-18, at the Yale Invitational, held at the Caves Valley CC in Hunt Valley, Maryland.