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Stafford has career round to place in top 20 at Hartford Hawks Invitational

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SOUTH KENT, Conn. – The Bryant University men's golf team placed 11th out of 20 teams at the Hartford Hawks Invitational, which wrapped up Tuesday at Bull's Bridge Golf Club. Sophomore Matthew Stafford (Suffield, Conn.) carded a career-best 68 in the second round to post a top-20 finish.

Bull's Bridge Golf Club (South Kent, Conn.)
Par 72 (6,992 yards)

"Matthew Stafford and Ryan Brown led the way with solid play all three rounds. Stafford ended up even overall after shooting a 74 following a college career-best 68 in the second round. Ryan Brown continues steady play with a five-under on the back nine including an eagle and three birdies to finish the tournament at one-over. Roberts and Henderson rounded out the top four scores with solid playing for the three rounds."


  • The Bulldogs placed 11th with a score of 884, 48 strokes back of team champion UCF. The Knights took the team title by 25 strokes over Seton Hall.
  • Sophomore Matthew Stafford (Suffield, Conn.) posted a top-20 finish with a 216 (E). Stafford carded a second-round 68 and a 74 in the third round.
  • Junior Ryan Brown (Bedford, N.H.) finished tied for 27th with a 218 (+2). Brown shot a 71 in the second round and a 70 in the third.
  • Graduate John Roberts (West Hartford, Conn.) tied for 53rd with a 224 (+8). Roberts carded a 74 and 78 Tuesday.
  • Sophomore Connor Henderson (Southborough, Mass.) and freshman Erik MacDonald (Braintree, Mass.) rounded out the scoring. Henderson shot a 74 and 77, while MacDonald shot 76 and 78.
  • Sophomore Andrew Warfield (Southborough, Mass.) was also in action, carding a 78 and 74 Tuesday.

1. UCF 273-281-282 (836)
2. Seton Hall 286-284-291 (861)
3. UConn 285-286-291 (862)
t4. Rhode Island 288-290-290 (868)
t4. Army West Point 289-288-291 (868)
t6. Towson 283-293-293 (869)
t6. Boston College 289-284-296 (869)
8. Fordham 291-290-292 (873)
9. Weber State 292-293-290 (875)
10. Rider 294-288-294 (876)
11. Bryant 298-287-299 (884)

t20. Stafford 74-68-74 (216)
t27. Brown 77-71-70 (218)
t53. Roberts 72-74-78 (224)
t62. Henderson 75-74-77 (226)
t93. Warfield 83-78-74 (235)
t98. MacDonald 82-76-78 (236)

The Bulldogs are back in action Oct. 9 and 10 for the Connecticut Cup at Ellington Ridge Country Club in Ellington, Connecticut.