SUTTON, Mass. - The Worcester State University men's golf team finished in third place Tuesday at the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Blackstone National Golf Club.
Westfield State took home the title in a tie-breaker, recording a team score of 319 on the day, the same score as Salem State, who finished in second. The Lancers finished with a score of 334, followed by Western Connecticut State (363) and MCLA (393).
Westfield State's Matteo Kodek and Salem State's Eric Powers finished as co-medalists, each shooting 77s on the day to finish five-over par. Westfield's Ryan Koczela and Salem's Reed Bourgeois finished one shot off the pace, shooting 78s.
Rounding out the scores for the MASCAC champion Owls were Nick Eliopolous, who shot an 81, and J.J. Newcombe, who recorded an 83. An 89 from Garrett Desmond was enough to help the Owls win the tiebreaker over the Vikings.
Salem State received an 80 from Justin Serowik and an 84 from Nick Sheehan to round out its scores, with Christian McKenna tallying a 93 on the afternoon.
Freshman Brodie Coughlin (North Brookfield, Mass.) was the leading Lancer on the afternoon, turning in an 82. Juniors Mike Manning (Bridgewater, Mass.) and Connor Anderson (Raynham, Mass.) each finished just a shot behind Coughlin, recording 83s on the day. Rounding out the scores for the Lancers were freshman Jake Poitras (Harwich, Mass.) with an 86 and senior Ryan Baker (Fresno, Calif.) who shot a 94.
Fourth place Western Connecticut was led by Giovanni Luongo on the afternoon, who recorded a score of 82. Mark Dinardo finished second for Western Connecticut with an 89, followed by Mike Madden and Cole Bonanno with 96s.
Reese Dwyer led the fifth place MCLA Trailblazers with an 88. Bob New (93), Hunter Woodbury (103), and Gabe Evans (109) rounded out the scoring for MCLA.
The Lancers will be back in action over the weekend, taking part in the two-day Elms Invitational.