Weekend after weekend, UConn’s ability to stand out amongst schools from all over the country remains consistent. This weekend, the Huskies traveled down to Clemson University for their invitational to again face a mix of competition from unfamiliar conferences. UConn played up to par as they finished sixth out of the 15 schools that participated.
UConn was the only team in The American that participated amongst a sea of ACC and SEC collegiate teams that have always dominated the country in golf. Despite this, UConn was able to make a name for their conference.
The invitational spanned three days, and UConn was able to improve after a rough opening day on Friday when they scored 295 in total. They bounced back on Saturday and Sunday when on both days scored 279 in total. Their final score for the tournament was 853. Georgia Tech finished first amongst the pack with a score of 812 with Duke and Georgia University in second and third respectively.
Senior Jimmy Hervol posted the best score out of the five Huskies and improved on his score each day of play. In round one on Friday, he posted a 74, but he came back strong with a 68 on Saturday and a 64 on Sunday. His final score was 206 and finished tied in seventh place.
Senior Nick Harrington was just as impressive, showing his experience with a final score of 212 and a 22nd finish.
Sophomore Jack Boulger didn’t back down from the challenge of playing against the country's best as he posted a score of 219 and came in 49th.
The golf team will be flying west to Penn State next weekend for the Rutherford Intercollegiate Tournament.
Daniel Dashefsky is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.