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College Golf Recap

(January 9, 2022) – Connecticut is well represented throughout college golf. With the spring portion of the schedule set to get underway shortly here is a look at some of the notable performances from the first half of the college golf season.

Team Golf

UCONN Men’s Golf – https://uconnhuskies.com/sports/mens-golf

Coming off their first Big East title since 1994 the Huskies picked up right where they left off. In five events UCONN never finished worse than fifth while also earning a pair of second place finishes at the Doc Gimmler Invitational and UCONN Invitational at GreatHorse.

Quinnipiac Women’s Golf – Link https://gobobcats.com/sports/womens-golf

The defending MAAC conference champions had a strong finish to the fall season. Over the course of the last three events the Bobcats won their own Quinnipiac Classic, then after a fourth place finish at the Sacred Heart Invitational they closed out the fall with a win at the St. John’s Invitational.

Yale Men’s Golfhttps://yalebulldogs.com/sports/mens-golf

Last year Ivy League sports took a hiatus due to the pandemic. This year it felt like the Yale Men’s Golf team was trying to make up for lost time. They kicked off their season at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial and promptly won the event and then won again a few weeks later at their own Macdonald Cup.

Yale Women’s Golf – https://yalebulldogs.com/sports/womens-golf

The Yale Women’s Golf team put together a stellar fall of their own. They won their first event, the Boston College Intercollegiate in late September and then in October finished second at the Yale Invitational.

Eastern Connecticut Men’s Golf – https://gowarriorathletics.com/sports/mens-golf

In their inaugural season last year the Eastern Connecticut Men’s Golf Team won the Little East Conference title. Season number two has been just as good. Throughout the fall they won four-times while also capturing two head-to-head match ups.

Individual Golf

Alexa Brown

School: Fairfield University

Year: Graduate Student

Hometown: Trumbull

Alexa Brown returned to Fairfield University for a graduate year and so far she has played well. Her best finish came at the Lehigh University Invitational where she tied for 19th.

Ben Carpenter

School: Yale University

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Darien

In his first semester of college golf Carpenter, the 36-hole leader of the 2021 Connecticut Open, played some impressive golf. He finished inside the top-15 three times in four events with his best finish, a tie for fifth, coming at the Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational.

Kyra Cox

School: Furman University

Hometown: South Salem, NY

Year: Senior

Two-time Connecticut Women’s Amateur winner Kyra Cox played in four events during the fall earning her best finish at the Lady Paladin Invitational where she tied for second.

Tommy Dallahan

School: UCONN

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Simsbury

Since joining the team two years ago Dallahan has played in every event for the Huskies. During the fall season Dallahan teed it up five-times placing in the top-20 twice.

Matt Doyle

School: Elon University

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Madison

During his first semester at Elon University Doyle, the 2020 Connecticut Junior Amateur winner, played in four events with his best finish coming at the Grandover Collegiate where he tied for 20th.

Maisie Filler

School: University of Florida

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Bloomfield

A former USGA State Team representative for Connecticut, Filler had three top-25 finishes including a second place showing at the The Ally at Old Waverly during the fall portion of the Gators schedule.

Chris Fosdick

School: University of Virginia

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Middlefield

The two-time defending Connecticut Amateur champion and reigning  Russell C. Palmer Cup winner got his sophomore season off to a superb start with his first collegiate victory at the Hamptons Intercollegiate in early October. In nine rounds this season Fosdick has signed for an under-par score four-times.

Sarah Houle

School: William & Mary

Year: Senior

Hometown: Newtown

Coming off a career year where she was named to the All-CAA Second Team Houle is putting together another strong campaign. In four events this year Houle only finished outside the top-10 once highlighted by a win at the Elon Invitational.

Jackson Roman

School: Loyola University Maryland

Year: Freshman

Hometown: Berlin, CT

The 2020 Borck Junior winner played in two events during the fall for Greyhounds. His best showing came at the Georgetown Intercollegiate where Roman tied for 26th thanks to a pair of subpar tallies in the second and third rounds.


Photo Credits: Quinnipiac Athletics, Eastern Connecticut State University Athletics, University of Virginia Athletics, William & Mary Athletics, UCONN Athletics, Yale Athletics, Furman Athletics, Florida Athletics.

About the Connecticut State Golf Association

The Connecticut State Golf Association functions as an extension of the USGA and provides stewardship for amateur golf in Connecticut. Founded in 1899, it is the country’s oldest state golf association and conducts over 60 Championships, Qualifiers, and One Day Tournaments throughout the year.