Junior John Abbott leads Golden Bears with 12th place finish after shooting two-over par 74 in round two
NEWINGTON, Conn. (September 11, 2016) – The Western New England University men's golf team turned in a seventh place finish this weekend at the season-opening Bill Detrick Invitational, hosted by Trinity College at Indian Hill Country Club.
Western New England followed up its opening round score of 318 with a 315 today, finishing with a two-day score of 633. Trinity captured the team title after shooting a combined 588, while Williams (607) and Babson (614) followed in second and third, respectively. Trinity's Joseph Ladd and Will Rosenfield tied for medalist honors with even par scores of 144.
• Junior John Abbott (Higganum, Conn.), who shot an opening round 79 that had him tied for 26th, climbed all the way up into a three-way tie for 12th with a two-over 74 today.
• Senior Matt Fontaine (East Longmeadow, Mass.), Western New England's leader after Friday's action, finished in a tie for 20th with a two-day score of 156 after posting a 79 today.
• Junior Mike Metcalf (Longmeadow, Mass.) turned in a round two score of 81 and placed 29th with a combined total of 161.
Also Competing for Western New England
• Junior Joe Ciolek (South Hadley, Mass.) – T-35th (82+81=163)
• Senior Nick Shemkovitz (Meriden, Conn.) – T-42nd (82+85=167)
• Senior Erik Laaksonen (Sandy Hook, Conn.) – T-56th (89+85=174)
Western New England returns to action next weekend at the Duke Nelson Invitational, hosted by Middlebury College at Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vt.
1 Trinity College (CT) 295-293-588 +12
2 Williams College 305-302-607 +31
3 Babson College 304-310-614 +38
4 Trinity College (CT) (B) 305-312-617 +41
5 Tufts University 313-307- 620 +44
6 Amherst College 314-311-625 +49
7 Western New England 318-315-633 +57
8 Stevens Inst. of Tech. 316-324-640 +64
9 Manhattanville College 320-333-653 +77
10 Elms College 338-325-663 +87
11 Wesleyan University 353-346-699 +123