Sixth Place the Hot Ticket for Men's and Women's Golf
The University of Hartford men's and women's golf teams both finished in sixth place in their respective golf tournaments this past week.
The women's golf team posted the lowest team-round score in the nine-year tenure of head coach Donna Harris during the final round of the Dartmouth Invitational Sunday. The Hawks navigated the Hanover Country Club course in a combined 309 strokes to finish in the middle of the pack among the 12-team field.
"The whole team went out and attacked the course," Harris said. "It was a complete team effort and a beautiful round to see."
The Hawks jumped four spots on the tournament's final day, moving ahead of Quinnipiac, Hofstra, Wagner, and Fairfield for a two-round score of 640. Junior Aubrey Ungvarsky shot a career-low 75 over the tournament's final 18 holes, finishing tied for 15th in the field with a final score of 156.
Senior Sarah Sideranko finished one stroke ahead of Ungvarsky, taking 14th place.
The men's golf team tied for for sixth place at the Adams Cup in Newport, R.I. The Hawks finished even with the University of Connecticut for that sixth slot while Central Florida picked up the team victory.
The Hawks sat in 11th place after the first round of play Monday morning, but by the end of the second round on Monday afternoon, the Hawks had vaulted into eighth place. The Hawks then took advantage of consistent play and team depth to jump two more spots on Tuesday.
Sophomore Wally Gonzalez led the Hawk scorers with a 54-hole score of 224. Freshmen Evan Russell and Will Betts finished two strokes behind Gonzalez.
The Hawks' top finisher in the tournament, Dan Yustin, played as an independent. The sophomore posted a team-best round of 70 in the final round. Yustin tied for 13thamong individuals with a final score of 222.