Pirate set for the Hartford Hawks Invitational this week

by | Sep 19, 2021 | Golf Courses

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SOUTH KENT, CAN. – The Seton Hall men’s golf team will be back in action starting Monday with three rounds of golf at the Hartford Hawks Invitational 2021 at Bull’s Bridge Golf Club from September 20-21.

Tournament details:
Host: Hartford University
Location: South Kent, Conn.
Course: Bull’s Bridge Golf Club
Vitals course: Par-72, 6,992 yards
Events: 20.-21. September 2021

Of course:

Bull’s Bridge Golf Club is located in scenic Litchfield County in northwest Connecticut and offers a truly unique golfing experience. The Berkshire foothills offer sweeping panoramas with spectacular views that stand out across the property. The 18-hole championship golf course opened in 2004 and quickly caught the attention of the golf community. Designed by Tom Fazio, one of America’s greatest living golf architects, the par 72 layout shows its characteristic variety of designs. With four tee sets, two hybrid course layouts and yards from 5,300 to 7,000 yards, the course appeals to and challenges players of all levels at the same time. While Travel + Leisure Golf rated it as one of America’s best new private courses in 2004, the course already has a maturity and presentation level that extends well beyond its years.

The field:

In addition to Seton Hall and host Hartford, the field includes 18 other schools: Bryant, Canisius, Central Florida, Connecticut, Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickinson, Fordham, Hofstra, LIU, Manhattan, Mount St. Mary’s, Rider, Sacred Heart, Saint Peter’s, Towson and Wagner .

The format:

The teams play against five golfers and count the four lowest scores per round.

The Seton Hall lineup:

Seton Hall sends eight golfers to the Hartford Hawks Invitational. Here is the lineup ..

  1. Andrés Acevedo, PhD student
  2. Deven Ramachandran, Senior
  3. Gregor Tait, PhD student
  4. Wenliang Xie, Junior
  5. Angus O’Brien, Student in the first year

Individually – Alex Sun, Second year
Individually – Brody Hanley, Second year
Individually – Hunter ramee, Senior

Last time at Bull’s Bridge:

In only his second college tournament, Wenliang Xie (Zhaoqing, China) won the singles title of the Hartford Hawks Invitational the last time The Hall played the event … in 2019. Xie’s efforts helped the Pirates finish third on the team.

Xie entered the day level on points with driver Jake Sollon for the individual lead, but took the lead on Tuesday with a 3 under par, 69. Xie won the event with one stroke ahead of Fairleigh Dickinson’s Melan Dhaubhadel with 10 under par, 70-67-69-206. Overall, The Hall finished the event as one of only four teams to shoot 3 under par, 290-285-286-861, for the tournament.


The field will play two continuous rounds on Monday with a shotgun start from 8:00 a.m. On Tuesday, the last 18 holes will be played with a shotgun start at 8:00 a.m.


Live scoring will NOT be available during the tournament. The full results of each day’s events will be available on SHupirates.com after the competition.