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Golf: UConn competes in Colleton Collegiate

Campus Correspondent

Published: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014 23:02

Sophomore golfer Zach Zaback shot eight-under-par over three rounds at the Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz. to finish tied for seventh at the Snowman Getaway tournament earlier this week.

Zaback, who leads the team in scoring average, shot a one-under 71 followed by a two-under 70 on Monday. On Tuesday, he fired a five-under 67, climbing up the leaderboard and finishing in the top 10 individually.

The team as a whole finished with an eight-over-par 872, which was good for 10th out of the 17 schools competing. It did show steady improvement over the three rounds, scoring 301, 293 and 278.

Sophomore Cameron MacKay and Junior Chris Wiatr both finished tied for 50th, posting matching scores of four-over-par for the tournament.

Individual medalist honors went to Ryan McCormick of St. John’s University, who shot a dazzling 15-under-par for the tournament. Air Force Academy and Illinois State University were the top teams, both scoring 15-under par over the three rounds.

The Huskies will travel to South Carolina next week to play in the Colleton Collegiate tournament at the Colleton River Pete Dye Course in Bluffton, S.C.


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