GRASONVILLE, Md. – Led by a top-10 finish by Will Smittle (Scarsdale, N.Y.), the Sacred Heart men's golf team finished eighth in the Whiting-Turner Towson Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club. Monday's opening round was held at Hog Neck Golf Course.
The change in course worked out well for Will Smittle (Scarsdale, N.Y.) and Peter Ballo (Stamford, Conn.) on Tuesday. Smittle shot a two-over 74 in the final round to finish in a tie for sixth with a two-round score of 150. He cut two strokes from his round of 76 at Hog Neck Golf Course on Monday. Ballo cut six strokes from his first round on Tuesday, carding a 74 as well to finish tied for 29th individually with a two-round score of 154. Jeff Cohen (Windham, N.H.) carded a second-round 78 to finish tied for 33rd with a two-round total of 155. Ross Kronberg (New Canaan, Conn.) rounded out the Pioneers' scoring group with a second round 87, putting himself tied for 91st with a tournament score of 165.
As a team, Sacred Heart improved by three shots Tuesday from its opening round with a team score of 308. The Pioneers' two-round total of 619 put them two strokes behind Central Connecticut for seventh place. VCU won the team title by five strokes over Fairleigh Dickinson, with Northern Colorado, Seton Hall, and the hosts Towson rounding out the top five.
The Pioneers are back in action April 5-6 at the Rhody Invitational, hosted by Rhode Island at Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth, R.I.