PROVIDENCE, R.I. – After marking a round of 80 in the first day of action, junior Colin Andrade (Assonet, Mass.) came back to score a career-low round of 68 to lead the Holy Cross men’s golf team to a tie for sixth place at the New England Division I Championships held at the Triggs Memorial Golf Club in Providence, R.I. Andrade finished the championship in 10th place individually as Holy Cross combined for a score of 614, tying with Central Connecticut.
Holy Cross was in eighth place after Saturday’s first round as freshman Michael McCarthy (Tolland, Conn.) marked a score of 77 to lead the team, tying for 18th. McCarthy shot an 80 on the second day, however, finishing third on the team and in a tie for 33rd individually. Andrade, who started off with an 80 on Saturday, shot the team’s lowest round of the season, a 68, to come back for a 10th place finish and tallying the top Holy Cross performance. Freshman Steve Zychowski (Mendham, N.J.) would shoot the lowest round of his collegiate career as well on Sunday, marking a 70. He would finish the competition in a tie for 11th with a two-round score of 149, right behind Andrade.
Connecticut took home the championship crown with a team score of 586 as team member Adam Vaccari tied for first in the individual standings with a two-round score of 144. Hartford’s Maki Kobayashi also shot a 144 to earn a piece of the individual title
Holy Cross completes its 2009-2010 campaign at the Patriot League Championship, hosted by Colgate. The championship will be held from April 24-25 at the Seven Oaks Golf Course in Hamilton, N.Y.