Youth Leads Men's Golf at Williams Fall Invitational
Issue   |   Wed, 09/16/2015 - 00:06
Amherst Athletics
Captain James Line '16 shot for a two day total of 157, finishing 31st overall.

The Amherst men’s golf team opened its 2015 season with a 10th-place finish at the annual Williams Fall Invitational, a tournament hosted at the par-71 Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown.

NESCAC competitor Trinity won the tournament with a team score of 601. Williams, the host team, finished in second place with a 605 combined score. They were followed by Western New England, who posted a 612 team score.

Amherst posted a 309 score on day one and a 316 on day two to finish with a team total of 625.

First-year Jack Burlison led the Jeffs in his first collegiate tournament. He finished tied for 25th overall with a two-day score of 155 (78-77).

Dan Langa ’18 placed second for Amherst and tied for 27th among the field. He remained consistent over the two-day tournament, shooting impressive back-to-back scores of 78.

Co-captains James Line ’16 and Liam Fine ’17 both finished tied for 31st with a score of 157. Line shot a 76 on Saturday, earning him the lowest one-day score for Amherst, but followed it up with an 81 on Sunday. Fine’s weekend also featured an impressive day one, as he shot a 77 and then an 80 on day two.

Sam Procter ’18 rounded out the scoring for Amherst. He finished with a two-day score of 162 (79-83).

“This past weekend was a step in the right direction for us, but we’re not happy with where we are and are confident that we have the ability to improve and to be competitve in the NESCAC this year,” sophomore Mateo Wiesner said. “In terms of how the season looks: I think we have a talented roster with tons of potential for success. Our game is in a good place right now, we just need to perform when it counts.”

Amherst will enjoy a week off from competition before returning to play at the Duke Nelson Invitational beginning on Saturday, Sept. 19. Middlebury will host the two-day tournament. The Jeffs finished 18th of 25 at last year’s event.