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Men's Golf Second After Day 1 of the NECC Championships

Mike Nowakowski Leicester, Mass. -- October 9, 2010 -- Craig DiFranco fired a four-over par 74 to lead his Springfield College men's golf team to a second-place finish after Day 1 of the New England Collegiate Conference golf championships at the Leicester Country Club just outside of Worcester.

Springfield finds itself in second place as a team, nine strokes behind Elms College. Elms is in first with a score of 306, while Springfield is second with a score of 315. Babson College is third at 316, followed by Becker College (344), Daniel Webster College (347), Mitchell College (379), and Newbury College (417).

Phil Rurak of Elms is currently in first place as an individual with a round of 72. He shot 34-38 each nine. Craig DiFranco, a senior from East Longmeadow, Mass., is tied for second with a 74. He shot 39-35. Also in with 74s were Joseph Young and Matt Foley, each of Babson.

Also for the Pride, Kyle DiFranco (East Longmeadow, Mass.), a sophomore and Craig's brother, is in seventh place with a 77. Junior Thomas Sangeloty (Unionville, Conn.) is tied for 10th with an 82, as is freshman Mike Nowakowski (East Hampton, Conn.).

Rounding out the Pride's scores was junior Alex Brown (Portland, Me.) with an 89. He is tied for 21st.

The tourney will be completed tomorrow (Sunday) at the 6,026-yard, par-70 course.

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