UConn men's golf heads down to Florida
Published: Thursday, March 14, 2013
Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013 23:03
The UConn men’s golf team will compete in its third tournament of the spring at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.
The field includes Morehead State, Hartford, Virginia Tech, Indiana, Murray State and hosts George Mason. This is in line with Coach Dave Pezzino’s belief in putting together a difficult schedule with top-class competition in order to build the mettle of his young team through tough tournaments and casting aside any notion that a northeast school cannot compete with southern schools granted the ability for golf year-round.
The Huskies have relied upon their youth so far this season, with John Flaherty, Zach Zaback and Stephen Pastore posting team-best finishes in UConn’s first two tournaments. The freshman will look to continue that trend and junior captain Mike Masso will look to find his form as well as the leader of this squad.
The Mission Inn Spring Spectacular marks the halfway point of the Huskies’ season prior to the Big East Conference Championships. The Huskies will return to Florida for the FAU Spring Break Championship in their next start at the end of March.