Men's Golf Wins Hampton Inn Invitational
Issue   |   Wed, 04/16/2014 - 01:18

Men

The Amherst men’s golf team placed first out of 17 teams this weekend to open the spring season at the two-day Westport Hampton Inn Invitational. After scoring 320 on day one, the Jeffs trailed Endicott and Salem St. by just three strokes.

“We felt confident going into the final round and knew that we had a good chance of winning the tournament,” Liam Fine ’17 said.

Josh Moser ’15 led the team on day two with a score of 73 on the 72-par course, earning the individual title out of 84 competitors and lifting Amherst to a first place finish overall. James Line ’16 tied for seventh on the weekend, posting a two-day total of 159 (80-79), following Moser’s 152 (79-73). Fine came in 10th with a score of 160, followed by Brandon Brown ’15 at 18th with a score of 163 and Nicholas Koh ’14 at 38th with 169. The team also made history, finishing with the inivitational’s best two-day score ever — 634.

This upcoming Saturday marks the beginning of NESCAC play for the Jeffs, as they take on rival Williams at the NESCAC Spring Opener.

“It’s exciting to win the tournament and it gives us a great start to the spring season,” Line said.

Women

Amherst women’s golf opened up spring play this weekend at the Vassar Invitational, placing sixth overall among a field of twelve teams. The Jeffs had a team-total of 338 on day one and 331 on day two for a weekend total score of 669.

The team was without top scorer Kristin Lee ’14, but Sooji Choi ’14 and first-year Jamie Gracie helped fill the void, as Choi tied for 11th overall, shooting an 83 on day one and an 80 on day two. Gracie matched Choi’s 80 on day two giving her an overall score of 166 for 15th place. Sophomores Devyn Gardner and Jenny Xu tied for twenty-fourth overall, both with a total score of 170. Rounding out the top scorers for Amherst was Patricia Huang ’17 who tied for 35th overall.

“The general scores of the field were higher than normal, but that is the effect of spring golf in New England.” Coach Michelle Morgan said.

The Jeffs return to action this weekend as they host the Jack Leaman Invitational.

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