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UConn Vaults To Lead After 2 Rounds Of Invitational

UConn Athletic Communications / Oct. 2, 2023

HAMPDEN, Mass. – The UConn men's golf team trio of sophomore Connor Goode, junior Ray Dennehy and senior Tommy Dallahan continued its strong play Monday, sparking the Huskies into first place after two rounds of the UConn Invitational at GreatHorse.

The Huskies head into Tuesday's final round with a 6-stroke lead over Boston College and Siena College, who are tied for second. Long Island University is in fourth place, 8 strokes behind UConn and 2 behind the second-place pair.

UConn fired a second consecutive aggregate 4-over 292, which was Monday's best team round in the 13-team field, leaving the Huskies at an 8-over 292-292=584. BC and Siena each stand at 14-over 590.

Goode (Glastonbury, Conn.) followed up his 1-under 71 on Sunday with a 1-over 73 on Monday and his even-par, 71-73=144, puts him in sole possession of second place, two strokes behind tourney leader Thomas Finn of St. John's (2-under, 71-71=142), in the 78-player field.

Dennehy (Princeton, Mass.) is in a three-way tie for third place with a 1-over, 71-74=145, while Dallahan's 2-over, 72-74=146 has him in a six-way tie for 6th place. Each of the three UConn players moved up on the leaderboard from Sunday's first round.

Completing UConn's five-man team lineup are two players who made major jumps up the leaderboard from Sunday. Freshman Bradley Sawka (Ellington, Conn.) jumped up 28 places to a tie for 24th place with a total 6-over, 78-72=150. Junior Trevor Lopez (Winchester, Mass.) leaped 26 places to a tie for 26th with a total 7-over, 78-73=151.

Leading the UConn players playing in the tournament as individuals are junior Eric Boulger (Walpole, Mass.) and freshman Alex Heard (Boca Raton, Fla.), both of whom are in the tie with Lopez for 26th place. Boulger has a 7-over, 74-77=151, while Heard fired a 7-over, 77-74=151.

UConn junior Vikram Konanki (Newton, Mass.) improved a remarkable 14 strokes, as he shot a 3-under 69 on Monday, the only sub-70 round of the tourney so far. His 8-over, 83-69=152, puts him in a tie for 32nd place. Freshman Jack Kantowski (Boca Raton, Fla.) is in a tie for 41st place with his 9-over, 78-75=153.

UConn sophomore Colin Spencer (Mashpee, Mass.) equaled Konanki's dazzling 14-stroke improvement with a 1-under 71 on Monday. Spencer's two-round total of 12-over, 85-71=156 has him in a tie for 54th place. Sophomore Chris Sacher (Schoeffengrund, Hesse, Germany) is in a tie for 62nd place with a 14-over, 80-78=158.

UConn will be out to win for the fifth time in the 14-year history of the tournament.

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