October 11, 2008

Bears Improve To 10th Place With Sizzling 299 at ECAC Championship

Oct. 11, 2008

Riverhead, NY - Coach Michael Hughes' Brown men's golf team improved one place in the standings on the final day of competition at the ECAC Championship, finishing 10th overall with a three-round 934. Only three teams beat the Bears' sizzling 299 score on the final day of play Long Island National Golf Club. Yale captured the team title with a three-round 892, beating Columbia by one stroke.

Senior co-captain Chris Hoffman put together the best individual score on the final day of play, carding a one-under par 70 on the par-71, 6,765 Long Island National course. He placed 19th individually with a three-round 228.

Junior John Giannuzzi also stepped up on the final day of play with a one-over par 72, finishing the tournament at 230, 25th overall. Sophomore Michael Amato, Brown's top scorer on Friday, shot 81 on Saturday to finish with a three-round 238.

Senior co-captain Conor Malloy put together a solid final round, shooting 76 on Saturday to finish at 240 for the tournament. Senior Joe Rued came in at 87 on Saturday, finishing the tournament with a three-round 249.

The Bears will be back in action again next weekend, October 19-20, at the New England Championship on Cape Cod, Mass.

ECAC Final Team Results
1.  Yale          892
2.  Columbia      893
3.  Bucknell      896
4.  Sacred Heart  901
5.  Monmouth      907
6.  Central Conn  910
7.  Colgate       911
8.  Duquesne      912
9.  Iona          922
10. Brown         934
    Quinnipiac    934
12. Siena         950
13. Fordham       956
14. Wagner        981
15. Hofstra      1004