October 20, 2008

Golfers place 27th overall, ninth in DIII, after Day 1 of NEIGA Championships

BREWSTER, Mass. -- The Brandeis University golf team shot a team score of 341 (+53) on the first day of action at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA), held at the Captain's Course in Brewster, Mass. The Judges sit in 27th place overall, ninth among Division III squads.

Leading the way for the Judges on the par-72 course is rookie Aaron Cusato (San Diego, Calif.), who is tied for 43rd place overall with a score of 80 (+8). Cusato is tied with four others for 12th place among Division III golfers. Other Brandeis scorers on the first day of action are sophomore Charles Sacks (Phoenix, Ariz.), who is in 112th place with an 85 (+13); senior Alex Podell (Los Angeles, Calif.) in 137th place at 87 (+15); and junior Lee Bloom (W. Hartford, Conn.) who shot an 89 to rank 155th. Senior Ralph Harary (Cotuit, Mass.) shot 90 to place 1665th.

There are 44 teams and 216 golfers at the NEIGA Championships. Brandeis is off to its best start at this event since 2005, when they were in 19th place after day one.

TEAM SCORES
1 Sacred Heart Univ. 302 +14
2 Dartmouth College 311 +23
Husson University 311 +23
4 Connecticut, U. of 313 +25
Bryant University 313 +25
Central Connecticut 313 +25
Post University 313 +25
8 Nichols College 315 +27
9 Brown University 318 +30
10 St. Anselm College 319 +31
11 Johnson & Wales U-RI 320 +32
12 Worcester State Col. 322 +34
13 American Int'l. Col. 323 +35
14 So. New Hampshire 324 +36
15 Rhode Island, U. of 325 +37
16 Salem State College 326 +38
17 Tufts University 327 +39
Holy Cross, Coll. of 327 +39
19 Fairfield University 330 +42
20 Bentley College 332 +44
21 Quinnipiac Univ. 333 +45
22 Endicott College 336 +48
23 New Haven, Univ. of 337 +49
Assumption College 337 +49
Middlebury College 337 +49
26 Franklin Pierce Univ 340 +52
27 Brandeis University 341 +53
28 Providence College 342 +54
29 Mass.-Dartmouth U of 344 +56
30 Castleton State Coll 345 +57
31 Massachusetts Coll. 347 +59
32 St. Michael's Coll. 349 +61
Rhode Island College 349 +61
34 Wesleyan University 351 +63
35 Wentworth InstofTech 352 +64
36 Southern Maine, U of 354 +66
Babson College 354 +66
38 Amherst College 356 +68
39 Western New England 359 +71
40 St. Joseph's Co. ME 360 +72
41 Springfield College 364 +76
42 Suffolk University 374 +86


BRANDEIS SCORES
T 43 Aaron Cusato 38- 42 80
T112 Charles Sacks 41- 44 85
T137 Alex Podell 44- 43 87
T155 Lee Bloom 46- 43 89
T165 Ralph Harary 43- 47 90
TOTAL 341