WORCESTER, Mass. - Led by medalist Eric Hedberg (Guilford, Conn.), the Western New England University men's golf team placed first at the Commonwealth Coast Conference Fall Golf Invitational hosted by Nichols College at the Green Hill Golf Course Thursday afternoon. Hedberg, a sophomore, shot a 73 (+1) on the par-72, 6,483-yard course to lead the Golden Bears to a one-stroke victory over University of New England.
Western New England (305), University of New England (306), Endicott (311) and Nichols (321) will advance to the CCC Championship, hosted by Western New England in the spring. Defending champion Nichols edged out Wentworth (325) by four strokes, while the Roger Williams club team rounded out the field with a 363.
Sophomore Jose Armenteros (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) led the Black & Gold with a 78, which tied him for ninth in the 30-player field. Junior Eric Anderson (Abington, Mass.) shot an 81, which tied him for 14th. Classmate John Romanelli (Acushnet, Mass.) finished a stroke behind with an 82 and freshman Robbie Wells Rogers (Colchester, Vt.) rounded out the Leopard scorers with an 84. Junior Bryan Cohen (Caracas, Venezuela) also competed for Wentworth, shooting an 87.
Wentworth returns to action on Tuesday (Sept. 27) when the Leopards travel to Nichols for a tri-match with the Bison and Becker.
(Portions of this release courtesy of Nichols Sports Information)