Men’s Golf Competes at Middlebury- Hosted Duke Nelson Invitational
Issue   |   Wed, 09/23/2015 - 00:46
Amherst Athletics
James Line ’16 finished third amongst Jeff golfers this weekend.

This past weekend at the Duke Nelson Invitational, the Amherst men’s golf team posted a 36-hole score of 650, good for share of 16th place, along with UMass Dartmouth, in the field of 25 teams.

At the Middlebury-hosted tournament, sophomore Danny Langa impressed with his two-day total of 156. This excellent performance earned him 17th overall among the field. He improved upon his 81 on Saturday with a 75 the next day, which was the best 18-hole score on the team.

“Coming off of a pretty good performance at Williams, we were just looking to improve and get ready for NESCAC qualifiers, which has been our goal since the end of last season,” Danny Langa said. “As a team, we didn’t really perform as we wanted to; the weather on the first day played a big factor in the whole field’s scores. But Liam and I both found a groove on the second day that we hope we can carry through to the NESCACs in a couple weeks.”

Finishing two strokes behind him on the weekend was co-captain Liam Fine ’17. His final tally of 158 gave him 33rd place in the tournament.

Finishing behind him was senior co-captain James Line, who scored a 165 for the weekend.

Rounding out the top five for the purple and white were sophomores Mateo Wiesner and Justin Henriksen, who finished with scores of 173 and 175, respectively.

The Jeffs’ next tournament is the NESCAC Qualifier, which will take place on Oct. 3. Last year, the team finished at the NESCAC Championship qualifier with a team score of 302, which was good for third place and qualification at the NESCAC championship. The team hopes to build on its underclassmen talent as the season goes on.