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Bryant places third at Lonnie Barton Invitational; Henderson turns in top-10 result

Photo by DSPics.com
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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – A top-10 finish from sophomore Connor Henderson (Southborough, Mass.) helped lead the Bryant University men's golf team to a third-place finish at the Lonnie Barton Invitational Tuesday at LPGA International.

Henderson shot a three-over 75 both Monday and Tuesday for a 10th place finish. Eight of the nine NEC teams competed in the event with the Bulldogs leading the group. The tournament was played at the site of this year's NEC Championship.

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Location:
LPGA International Hills Course (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
Par 72 (6,594 yards)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Henderson shot a 75 (+3) for the second-straight day to jump from 20th to 10th.
  • Graduate student John Roberts (West Hartford, Conn.) and sophomore Matthew Stafford (Suffield, Conn.) finished tied for 12th at +8 for the tournament. Stafford shot a 77 (+5) Tuesday, while Roberts carded an 81 (+9).
  • Junior Ryan Brown (Bedford, N.H.) placed tied for 28th after a 77 (+5) Tuesday.
  • Junior Jake Ratti (Hanover, Mass.) rounded out the Bryant scoring with an 84 (+12) Tuesday to finish tied for 55th.
  • Sophomore Payton Kim (Palatine, Ill.) turned in an 85 (+13) playing as an individual to tie for 53rd at the tournament.
  • Bethune-Cookman took home the team title, while Fort Wayne's Eric Brinker carded a 69 both days to earn individual medalist honors.

TEAM LEADERBOARD
1. Bethune-Cookman 587 (293-294)
2. Fort Wayne 589 (284-305)
3. Bryant 610 (300-310)
4. Sacred Heart 611 (304-307)
5. Saint Francis U 613 (301-312)
6. Fairleigh Dickinson 614 (305-309)
7. Central Connecticut 623 (303-320)
8. St. Francis Brooklyn 639 (315-324)
9. Evansville 640 (306-334)
10. LIU Brooklyn 644 (309-335)
11. Midway 655 (326-329)
12. Wagner 663 (323-340)
13. North Carolina A&T 669 (333-336)


INDIVIDUAL SCORES/STANDINGS
10. Henderson 150 (75-75)
t12. Roberts 152 (71-81)
t12. Stafford 152 (75-77)
t28. Brown 156 (79-77)
t53. Kim 164 (79-85) *
t55. Ratti 165 (81-84)

* Playing as individual

UP NEXT
The Bulldogs will be off from competition until the first week of April, when Bryant travels to the Coca-Cola Lehigh Valley Invite, April 1-2 at Silver Creek Country Club in Hellertown, Pennsylvania.