Huskies tee off at Adams Cup of Newport
Published: Monday, September 16, 2013
Updated: Monday, September 16, 2013 16:09
The UConn men’s golf team is set to tee off in the 20th annual Adams Cup of Newport on Monday, their second meet of the fall season.
The two-day tournament will be held at the Newport National Golf Club in Middletown, R.I. In the field of 16 teams, Central Florida will look to win their fourth consecutive team title.
In the Huskies’ first meet of the season, they finished in fifth place in the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate Tournament. Led by junior captain Chris Wiatr, the Huskies started the season well. Wiatr led the way for the Huskies, posting a score of 211 (5-under-par) over three rounds, finishing in a tie for fifth place, just four strokes behind first place finisher Andrew Bailey of Cleveland State.
Also shooting well for the Huskies in their first meet was sophomore Zach Zaback. The team’s top golfer last season, Zaback finished in a tie for 23rd, shooting a 5-over-par 221.
In last season’s Adams Cup, the Huskies finished in a tie for sixth place out of 12 schools. In his first collegiate meet, Zaback finished with the best tournament for the Huskies, finishing in a tie for 13th place. Zaback also recorded one of just five eagles made throughout the tournament.