Bloom earns second win of 2008 at RIC

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Brandeis University junior golfer Lee Bloom (W. Hartford, Conn.) earned his second medalist honor of the season today, shooting three-over-par at the Rhode Island College Invitational at Triggs Golf Club in Providence. Bloom helped the Judges tie for third place overall.

Bloom tied with Shawn Santos of Nichols College, shooting a 75, but Bloom prevailed on the second hole of sudden-death to earn the second win of his career. Bloom played the par-three holes at two-under par, tops in the field. His previous win came at the Bowdoin Invitational earlier this year. The Judges' other three scorers also placed in the top 20. Senior Ralph Harary (Cotuit, Mass.) and sophomore Charles Sacks (Phoenix, Ariz.) - who had one of two eagles in the tournament - were part of a three-way tie for 14th place with rounds of 81, while rookie Aaron Cusato (San Diego, Calif.) tied for 17th with an 83.

TEAM SCORES
1 Nichols College 305 +17
2 Rhode Island College 313 +25
3 Brandeis University 320 +32
Johnson & Wales U-RI 320 +32
5 Elms College 337 +49
6 Suffolk University 367 +79
7 Newbury College -MA 376 +88

BRANDEIS SCORES
T 3 Brandeis University 320
T 1 Lee Bloom 36- 39 75
T 14 Charles Sacks 42- 39 81
T 14 Ralph Harary 35- 46 81
T 17 Aaron Cusato 40- 43 83
T 21 Aaron Hattenbach 41- 45 86