Courtesy: Fairfield University

Stags Place 11th at Connecticut Cup

Courtesy: Fairfield University
October 11, 2016

ELLINGTON, Conn. – The Fairfield University men’s golf team played 54 holes at the Connecticut Cup this week, teeing off for three rounds at Ellington Ridge Country Club. Led by a 15th-place individual performance by Kevin Duncan, the Stags finished 11th of 15 squads on the team leaderboard.

With a team score of 920, Fairfield bested four teams at the event: crosstown rival Sacred Heart, LIU Brooklyn and MAAC foes Rider and Canisius. The Stags were six strokes shy of cracking the top 10.

On the individual leaderboard, Duncan carded a 224 (+8) after three rounds on the par 72 course. Duncan was a part of an eight-player cluster at +8, just two strokes out of the individual top 10. His second round 73 (+1) was the best round of the week for a Fairfield golfer. Duncan also turned in the second-best score for a MAAC golfer, topped only by a fourth-place 219 (+3) by Siena’s Scott Kim.

Four more Stags finished within four shots of each other to round out the team scoring. Kellen Jordan fired a three-round 233, Alex Taylor added a 234, Eric Austin posted a 235 and Parker Riordan notched a 237.

The team crown went to Boston College, topped host Connecticut by four strokes with an aggregate score of 888. The Eagles were led to the title by Matt Naumec, who tied atop the leaderboard with a 217 (+1). Naumec was edged for medalist honors by Gerry Mackedon of St. John’s, who fired a 69 (-3) in the final round to share first place and then won the individual title in a one-hole playoff.

Fairfield concludes its fall slate next week with two days at Milford’s Great River Golf Club for the SHU Fall Classic on Oct. 16-17.




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