NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. – Senior captain Owen Elliott earned individual-champion honors on the individual side with a 75-75-150 ledger, as the Tufts University men's golf team grabbed first-place honors out of 17 teams with a two-round total of 620 (310-310) on Friday and Saturday at the Hampton Inn Invite in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts.
|Aaron Corn fired two rounds in the 70s and finished in a tie for third.|
The Jumbos finished six strokes ahead of second-place Babson (626), while Amherst (640) and Husson (640) finished in a tie for third overall. The Jumbos have now finished in the top-five overall during five out of six events during the 2016-17 season.
Elliott's two-day mark of 150 was five strokes lower on the individual side than second-place Riley Whitham (155) of Babson. The fourth-year collegiate star is averaging 74.5 strokes per round during the 2016-17 season, as he has fired 70s 11 of 12 rounds.
The senior standout's rounds of 75 were tied for the second-lowest single rounds by any competitor at the event, as the three-time All-NESCAC Conference Second Team selection has led the Jumbos during five events this season.
Junior Aaron Corn appeared to be in midseason form for the Jumbos, as he carded a 79-77-156 ledger and finished in a tie for third overall. Corn has now shot 70s in six consecutive rounds, dating back to the 2016 fall season.
Junior Taylor Nordan shaved one stroke off his first-day performance on Saturday, as he carded a 78 during second-round action and finished the tournament in a tie for seventh overall with a 157.
Freshman Ethan Sorkin registered an impressive performance, finishing in a tie for 26th overall in the field, as he fired an 82-80-162 ledger. Sophomore Justin Feldman fired a 77 during first-round action on Friday, which was tied for the third-lowest single round by any Jumbo during the two-day event. He finished in a tie for 33rd overall with a two-round performance of 165.
The Jumbos will be back in action on Tuesday, April 18, at the Bentley College Invitational in Newport, Rhode Island.
Written by Trevor Wenners, Athletic Communications Intern