2014-10-28 / Sports

UNE golf team finishes 11th at New England championship

From Staff Reports

BREWSTER, Mass. — Led by an 80 from sophomore Evan Ryan, the University of New England scored 327 in the second and final round at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championship and finished with a share of 11th place in the 22-team field Monday at the Captains Course.

Rhode Island College surged to the top of the team leaderboard on day two with a total of 299, ending at 615 for a 14-stroke win over Babson College (629: 319-310). Western New England University (630) advanced three spots with a 309 on Monday to claim third place.

Husson (637), Elms (642), Nichols (644), Endicott (645), UMass Dartmouth (647), Salem State (649), and Tufts (649) wound up ahead of UNE and Castleton State at 653.

Endicott's Austin Teal held the individual lead after day one, and closed the tournament in the same position, following up an opening 74 with a 1-over-par 73 for a two-stroke cushion at 147.

Ryan bettered his Sunday score by one to post a 161 and share 29th place individually. Paul Butkevich (164) turned in another round of 82 on Monday, as did Mike Richard (171). Ryan Mahoney and Sam Kinasewich went for 83 and 84, respectively, on day two, and both scored 165 over the 36 holes.

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