Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 02:04
The UNC men’s golf team finished in seventh in its last classic before heading into this year’s America Sky Men’s Golf Conference Championship next week.
The University of Northern Colorado shot a 910 (46-over-par) in the UC Davis/Nevada Winchester Classic, which ended Sunday at Winchester Golf Course in Meadow Vista, Calif.
Leading the team were freshmen Charlie Mroz and Steve Connell. Mroz shot a 1-over-par 73 during the final day of the three-day classic, and Connell carded an even-par 72 in the final day.
The Bears shot an 11-over-par 299 in the final day of competition, which was their best round of the tournament. After the first day, the Bears had a combined score of 305 (17-over-par), putting them in sixth place in the seven-team field.
Connell led the team on Friday with a 2-over-par 74 and ended the first day in a six-way tie for 11th place. Connell carded a 15-over-par 87 on the second day, but his par on Sunday bumped him back up to a tie for 32nd.
Redshirt junior Kevin Collignon also finished in a tie for 32nd after finishing 17-over-par for the tournament.
Sophomore Ben Krueger shot a 4-over-par 76 for the second-best team score on the first day.
Saturday, Krueger took the reins for UNC, shooting a team-best 3-over-par 75 which moved him from 22nd to 19th by the end of the second day on the green. He finished in a tie for 22nd in the tournament.
Mroz had a 6-over-par 78 Saturday, which moved him into a three-way tie for 31st, but he ended tied for 24th after a stellar Sunday.
Freshman Steven Kupcho scored a 235 (19-over-par) in the classic and finished in a tie for 35th in the 42-player field.
The Bears will begin taking strokes in the America Sky Men’s Golf Conference Championship, which begins Tuesday, April 29, and will continue until May 1 at Lake of Isles in Stonington, Conn.