The Central Connecticut men's golf team holds a nine-stroke lead over second place Robert Morris after the second round of the 2018 Northeast Conference Championships on Saturday. The Blue Devils head into Sunday's final round at the LPGA International Hills Course also holding the top three individuals spots in the tournament. The tournament is being held in Daytona Beach, FL. The course is a par-72.
The Blue Devils are seeking their first NEC Championship since 2005, and their fifth overall. They also won the title in 1997, 2002 and 2003. The last individual champion for the Blue Devils came in 2009 when Eric Hawerchuk won the title with a score of 212. The only other Blue Devil to win the individual title was Bobby Myles in 2004.
Central's two round score of 592 is nine strokes better than Robert Morris (601). Fairleigh Dickinson sits in third (617), followed by Sacred Heart (620), Bryant (624), LIU Brooklyn (625), Saint Francis U (627), Wagner (631) and St. Francis Brooklyn (650).
Senior Anthony Sebastianelli and freshman Joe Tucker sit in a tie for first place in the individual standings, each with a two round score of 161 (+2). Sebastianelli matched his Friday score by shooting a 73 on Saturday. Tucker's 74 was the second best round of the day for the Blue Devils. He fired a 72 in Friday's first round.
Freshman Nick Piersall, the first round leader after shooting a 71 on Friday, sits in a tie for third place after firing a 76 on Saturday. He sits at +3 overall (147), just one shot back of Sebastianelli and Tucker. Sophomore Arthur Ouimet shot 78 on Saturday and his two round score of 153 is good for 15th place.
Senior Brandon Raine shot 81 on Saturday and is in a tie for 35th place overall with a score of 163.
The third and final round will take place on Sunday.