|Senior co-captain Brian Creonte scored for the Jumbos|
BREWSTER – The Tufts University golf team is in ninth place out of 23 teams after one day at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championship on Sunday.
The first of the two-day event saw close competition. The Jumbos' totaled 320 strokes with their four best scores. They are just five strokes behind fourth-place Middlebury (315). Tufts has a one-stroke lead on Endicott and Elms, who are tied for 10th with 321 scores. Southern Maine is 11th (322).
Sophomore Alex Honigford led Tufts with a five-over 77 on Sunday, which is tied for 14th place individually. Freshman Travis Clauson scored second for the Jumbos with an 80. Sophomore Harry Theodore (81) and senior co-captain Brian Creonte (82) also scored for Tufts. Freshman Mac Bredahl is with the Jumbos as well and finished at 84 today.
The start of the tournament had a one-hour delay today due to heavy rains and blustery Cape Cod winds.
Williams College leads after one day with a 310 score. Jacob Poitras from Worcester State and Reid Buzby from Middlebury are tied for first individually with one-over 73s.
Today's round was played on the Starboard Course at the Captains Course in Brewster. Tomorrow's second and final round will be played at the Port Course at the Captains Course. This is the 84th Annual NEIGA Championship.
The Jumbos were seventh at the event last year, moving up from ninth after one day. This is the final tournament of Tufts' fall season.