Holy Cross Men's Golf Finishes Tied For 11th At NEIGA Championship

Andrew Wong

BREWSTER, Mass. - Freshman Mike McCarthy (Tolland, Conn.) tied for 19th and sophomore Andrew Wong (Wailuku, Hawaii) ended in a tie for 36th as the Holy Cross men's golf team finished tied for 11th at the NEIGA Championship held Monday and Tuesday at the Captain's Golf Course in Brewster, Mass.

Every Crusader participant improved their scores during the course of the two-day event. McCarthy shot a 36-hole score of 150 on rounds of 76 and 74, while Wong followed a 78 on Monday with a 77 on Tuesday for a total of 155. Junior James Widman (Middlebury, Conn.) finished tied for 45th with a 156 (83 Monday, 73 Tuesday) and while freshman Steve Zychowski (Mendham, N.J.) shot a 158 (80, 78) to tie for 64th place. Junior John Weber (Branford, Conn.) was fifth for Holy Cross with a 169 on rounds of 85 and 84, finishing tied for 139th. The Crusaders finished the event with a total score of 619, tied with Post.

After finishing Monday in third place, Connecticut rallied on Tuesday, shooting a collective 284 to win the team competition with an overall score of 582. Central Connecticut finished in second place six strokes back, while Monday's leader Dartmouth settled for third at 591. Rhode Island finished in fourth place while last year's winner Bryant took fifth overall. Bryant's Jason Thresher also won the individual crown with a two-day score of 141.

The Crusaders have completed the fall portion of their 2009-2010 schedule. The spring slate has yet to be announced.