April 15, 2007
Providence, RI - Brown University junior Larry Haertel (Greenwich, CT), the reigning Ivy League Champion, birdied the first hole of a sudden death playoff to capture the New England Golf Division I Championship at the Triggs Memorial Golf Club Sunday morning. Haertel becomes the first Brown golfer to win New England's most storied championship that began in 1934.
The second round of the New England Division I Championship was cancelled due to a forecast calling for a Nor'easter that included snow, sleet, heavy winds and rain.
Haertel and Army's Pat Beverly both completed the first round on Saturday with a one-under par 71, and returned to the golf course early Sunday morning for a sudden death playoff to determine the individual championship.
Starting at the 402-yard par-four first hole at Triggs, Beverly hit the green in two and made four. Haertel hit a wedge to within five feet of the hole and made the putt for a birdie three to claim the individual title.
The Bears will be back in action next weekend, April 21-22, at the Ivy League Championship, held at the Galloway National Golf Club in Galloway, New Jersey.
Final Team Standings 1. Sacred Heart 296 2. Central Conn. 301 Yale 301 4. Army 303 5. Binghamton 304 6 Boston College 305 7. UConn 307 Hartford 307 9. Brown 308 10. Harvard 310 11. Fairfield 316 12. URI 319 13. Quinnipiac 321 Dartmouth 321 15. Holy Cross 329 16. Providence 330 17. Boston U. 351