Bocash Leads Vermont at URI Newport Invitational

Vermont’s Shayne Bocash (St. Albans, Vt.) fired a pair of 76s to finish tied for 14th as the Catamount golf team finished 11th out of 16 teams at the competitive URI Newport Invitational at Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth, R.I. Saturday.

Bocash led the way on Friday, shooting his first of two rounds of 76, five over par on the 6,830-yard, par-71 track. He followed that up with another 76 Saturday to finish with a two-day total of 152, good for a tie for 14th place. Dan Walters of Rollins College won the event with a two-day total of 143.

Vermont finished with 642 total strokes. Rhode Island won the event with 590 strokes. Sophomore David Grossman (Linwood, N.J.) shot 81 and 78 for a total of 159 and a tie for 37th place. Alex Squire (Westport, Mass.) tied for 56th (89-77-166) and Tim Morris (Newbury, Vt.) tied for 62nd (80-89-169). Tim Rawding (Verona, N.J.) finished 73rd (88-86-174).

Vermont will finish out the season at the America East Championship on May 3rd and 4th at Blackledge Country Club in Hebron, Conn.