April 15, 2007

Larry Haertel Wins New England Golf Championship

April 15, 2007

Providence, RI - Brown University junior Larry Haertel (Greenwich, CT), the reigning Ivy League Champion, birdied the first hole of a sudden death playoff to capture the New England Golf Division I Championship at the Triggs Memorial Golf Club Sunday morning. Haertel becomes the first Brown golfer to win New England's most storied championship that began in 1934.

The second round of the New England Division I Championship was cancelled due to a forecast calling for a Nor'easter that included snow, sleet, heavy winds and rain.

Haertel and Army's Pat Beverly both completed the first round on Saturday with a one-under par 71, and returned to the golf course early Sunday morning for a sudden death playoff to determine the individual championship.

Starting at the 402-yard par-four first hole at Triggs, Beverly hit the green in two and made four. Haertel hit a wedge to within five feet of the hole and made the putt for a birdie three to claim the individual title.

The Bears will be back in action next weekend, April 21-22, at the Ivy League Championship, held at the Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey.

Final Team Standings
1.	Sacred Heart		296
2.	Central Conn.	301
	Yale			301
4.	Army			303
5.	Binghamton		304
6	Boston College	305
7.	UConn		307
	Hartford		307
9.	Brown			308
10.	Harvard		310
11.	Fairfield		316
12.	URI			319
13.	Quinnipiac		321
	Dartmouth		321
15.	Holy Cross		329
16.	Providence		330
17.	Boston U.		351

Brown Individual Scores (308) Larry Haertel 71 Chris Hoffman 76 Ryan Larson 80 Conor Malloy 81 John Giannuzzi 82