April 13, 2008
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Brown's golf team earned a sixth place finish at the New England Division I Golf Championship held at the par-72 Donald Ross designed Triggs Golf Club. Coach Mike Hughes' team shot a solid two-day 607 with rounds of 305 and 302.
Yale captured the team title by four shots with a team total of 583, followed by Binghamton (587), Sacred Heart (596), Harvard (598), Dartmouth (606), Brown (607), Holy Cross (623), Central Connecticut (625), Fairfield (627), Quinnipiac (641), URI B (641), Boston University (654) and Providence College (661).
Bears' All-Ivy senior Larry Haertel, the defending New England Individual Champion, placed 10th overall with scores of 75-74-149. Junior Chris Hoffman stepped up his game this week with scores of 73-78-151, finishing 17th overall.
Sophomore John Giannuzzi and freshman Michael Amato each shot a two-day 156 to place 27th, with Giannuzzi shooting 80-76, and Amato carding 77-79. Junior All-Ivy Conor Malloy struggled in the first round, shooting 85, but came back on the final day with a two-over par 74 to finish at 159 for the tournament.
The New England Championship served as the Bears final tune-up for next weekend's Ivy League Championship, April 19-20, at the Galloway National Golf Club, just outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey. The Bears finished second at the Ivy Championship a year ago, and are considered one of the leading contenders once again.