Hebron, Conn. -- September 8-9, 2012 -- Adam Ziewacz finished as the top golfer for Springfield College and led his team to sixth place of 12 at the Trinity Golf Invitational over the weekend. The rain-shortened tournament opened the 2012 season for the Pride.
Ziewacz placed in a tie for 10th among individuals with a score of 115. He fired an even-par 36 the first day at the Tunxis Plantation Country Club in Farmington. He then shot a 79 at the Blackledge Country Club in Hebron on Sunday.
A sophomore from Simsbury, Conn., Ziewacz finished four strokes behind co-medalists Colin Whitney of Nichols College and Nicholas Smith of Elms College, who each fired a total of 111. Nathan McNamara of Anna Maria and Don Hunt of host Trinity each shot 112.
Behind Ziewacz, grad student Tom Sangeloty (Unionville, Conn.)finished tied for 17th with a 42-75=117. Up next for SC, was senior Chris Vincent (Norwich, Conn.) who tied for 21st with a 44-75=119, senior Kyle DiFranco (East Longmeadow, Mass.) who tied for 37th with a 43-82=125, junior David Hashagen (Morris Plains, N.J.) who tied for 42nd with a 42-84=126, and senior Ryne McEvoy (Accord, N.Y.) who tied for 50th with a 45-84=129.
Trinity dominated the tournament by placing first and second in team play. Trinity "A" finished first with a score of 446, followed by Trinity "B" at 461. Elms placed third at 470, followed by Western New England at 472, Nichols at 473, Springfield (474), Amherst and Manhattanville (tied at 485), Babson (493), Anna Maria (507), Worcester State (510), and Wesleyan (528).
Next week (Sept. 15-16), Springfield will participate in the Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury College.