September 17, 2006

Holy Cross Men's Golf Places Sixth At Blue Devil Invitational

Sept. 17, 2006

Results

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. ­-- Junior Joe Hajjar (Mahwah, N.J.) finished in second place with a two-round total of 142 strokes (two-under-par), to lead the Holy Cross men's golf team to a sixth place finish at the Blue Devil Invitational, held at the Stanley Golf Course. As a team, the Crusaders finished with a total of 603 strokes, to conclude the tournament at 27-over-par. Central Connecticut State won the team title with a three-over-par total of 579, led by individual medalist Brendon Ray at nine-under-par (135).

Junior Matt Czarnecki (Greenwich, Conn.) also had an excellent tournament for Holy Cross, shooting an even-par total of 144 to tie for fourth place. Freshman Anthony Ardito (Portland, Maine) placed 37th with a 156, while senior Chris Gorczyca (Mashpee, Mass.) came in 46th (162) and freshman Taylor Scott finished in 52nd place (169).

The Crusaders return to action on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1, when they take part in the Dartmouth Invitational at the Hanover (N.H.) Country Club.

Final Team Scores: 1. Central Connecticut State 289-290=579 (+3); 2. Yale 299-288=587 (+11); 2. Quinnipiac 288-299=587 (+11); 4. Laval 295-294=589 (+13); 5. Fairfield 303-295=598 (+22); 6. Holy Cross 306-297=603 (+27); 7. Sacred Heart 308-297=605 (+29); 8. Trinity 308-300=608 (+32); 9 Central Connecticut State `B' 310-306=616 (+40); 10. Providence 323-315=638 (+62); 11. Boston University 320-326=646 (+70).

Top Individual Finishers: 1. Brendon Ray (CCSU) 67-68-135 (-9); 2. Joe Hajjar (Holy Cross) 71-71=142 (-2); 3. Mark Matza (Yale) 73-70=143 (-1); 4. Matt Czarnecki (Holy Cross) 74-70+144 (E); 4. Kyle Chumas (Quinnipiac) 70-74=144 (E); 4. R.J. Zielinski (Fairfield) 73-71=144 (E); 4. Jonathan Moreau (Laval) 70-74=144 (E); 8. Colby Moore (Yale) 72-74=146 (+2); 8. Ben Wescoe (Yale) 70-76=146 (+2); 10. Tommy Campbell (Sacred Heart) 77-70=147 (+3); 10. Tim Buczak (CCSU) 72-75=147 (+3).