Golf Teams Wrap Up Spring Competition
Issue   |   Wed, 04/30/2014 - 00:28

Men
The Amherst men’s golf team finished off its spring season this week with two tournaments: the Little Three Championship on Wednesday and the NESCAC Championship this past weekend.

At Little Three’s hosted by Williams, the Jeffs beat Wesleyan 10-2 but fell short of the title after losing Williams by the same score. Playing under an alternate shot format in the morning, Amherst went a perfect 4-0 against Wesleyan but lost to the Ephs 2.5-1.5 — the only win coming from the duo of Brandon Brown ’15 and Nick Kafker ’17. In single match play that afternoon, the Jeffs went 6-2 against Wesleyan with wins from Brown, Kafker, Liam Fine ’17, James Line ’16, Josh Moser ’15 and Jarvis Sill ’15. However, against Williams, Fine earned the lone half point for a 0.5-7.5 loss.

On Saturday, the Jeffs traveled to Middlebury for the NESCAC Championship. After day one of tournament play, the Jeffs were in last place behind all teams. Heading into the final round, the Amherst looked to place higher, but failed to beat out the 2014 NESCAC Champs Middlebury (625), Williams (626) and Trinity (629), recording a 660 stroke total. Koh (163) led the team with a 12th place finish out of twenty golfers. Line (164) finished 14th, and Moser (167), Marick (168) and Sill (169) finished 17th, 18th and 19th, respecitvely.

Women

The Amherst women’s golf wrapped up their spring season this past weekend at the Northeast Elite Invitational, hosted by Williams. The team finished fifth out of six teams with a 691 combined team score on the weekend, while two Jeffs placed in the Top 25 individually. Leading the team, Jamie Gracie ’17 finishing tied for 13th overall with a two-day score of 164.

Senior captain Sooji Choi placed 24th overall with a 172 combined score and fellow captain Kristin Lee ’14 finished with a 177, improving from 91 to 86 over the two days. Sophomores Devyn Gardner and Jenny Xu also reduced their stroke counts, as Gardner managed to take off five strokes for 91-86 finish. Xu saw the biggest day-to-day improvement, shaving off 17 strokes on day two in order to finish with a 189 two-day total.

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