(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.
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 Golf – https://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.
School: Fairfield University
Year: Graduate Student
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.
School: Yale University
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.
School: Furman University
Hometown: South Salem, NY
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.
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.
School: Elon University
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.
School: University of Florida
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.
School: University of Virginia
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.
School: William & Mary
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.
School: Loyola University Maryland
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.