BC Men’s Golf has just returned from the Hartford Hawk Invitational at the Bull’s Bridge Golf Club, where it placed sixth of 19 competitors.
John Jackopsic led the team in the first round and shot a 72. He continued his success by shooting a 77 in the second round, and a 74 in the final round. The tournament would end with Jackopsic shooting seven strokes over par combined over the three rounds, allowing him to tie for 11th place overall.
Freshman Connor Greenleaf placed 29th overall in the tournament, shooting a 74 in the first round, followed by a 75 and a 77 in the second and third rounds, respectively. Greenleaf finished 10 strokes over par, just edging out Junior Nick Pandelena, the team’s leader in the previous tournament, who finished 11 strokes over par.
Pandelena began slowly with high score on the first round of 80. His first outing was succeeded by better numbers: he shot a 74 on the second round and a 73 on the third.
BC’s golfers, excluding Jackopsic, finished with roughly the same numbers, and Patrick Hallisey was the finished in the low teens as well, finishing just behind Greenleaf and Pandelena with a plus-12 overall.
BC finished seventh place after the first round before placing eighth in the second. The third round had BC in eighth place as well. BC might have been placed lower in the rankings had it not been for the first round’s sufficient performance and the trouble URI and Hofstra both experienced in the preliminary round. Bryant notably fell apart in the second round with a score of 310.
The Eagles would finish the third round with a combined score of 902, resulting in an overall team score of plus-38, 28 strokes behind the tournament’s leader, Hartford, who won the event with 874 combined strokes.
The spread was even throughout, with the Eagles just barely beating a three-way tie for seventh between University of Rhode Island, Bryant University, and Hofstra University. The team showed the consistency of its top golfers, and the result proved that BC’s men’s golf is a team to watch in upcoming tournaments.
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