|Justin Feldman was one of two Jumbos to finish among the top 10 individuals.|
WARWICK, R.I. – Junior Brandon Karr and senior Justin Feldman both finished in the top 10 individually as the Tufts University golf team opened its spring season with a strong showing at the RIC Spring Invitational.
After shooting a four-best 313 strokes on Friday which had them tied for third, Tufts was five strokes higher on Saturday (318). However, it moved them up a spot as they tied for second place with Endicott College. Both teams compiled a two-day 631 score. The Jumbos and the Gulls were four strokes behind tournament champion Johnson & Wales (627).
Play was held at the par-72 Valley Country Club. Karr shot a five-over 77 to lead the Jumbos on Saturday. Combined with his 79 on Friday, the two-day 156 he shot tied for seventh. Feldman's 76 tied for team-low on Friday and he shot 81 today for a tournament total of 157 that tied for ninth.
Sophomore Harry Theodore was right outside the top 10 in 12th for the tournament. His 82 scored for Tufts today and he posted a two-day total of 158 (tied for 19th). Freshman Travis Clauson also scored for Tufts on both days, including his 78 today. He placed among the top 20 among the 73 total individuals who played this weekend.
Michael Caparco from host Rhode Island College was the individual medalist after shooting a one-under 71 today. His two-day total of 148 was three strokes ahead of Western New England's Ryan Zogby (75-76-151).
The second-place finish is Tufts' best of their 2018-19 season thus far.
The Jumbos play at the JWU Spring Invitational next weekend.