Men’s Golf Competes Against Tough NESCAC Opponents
Issue   |   Tue, 04/26/2016 - 23:28

It was an action packed week for the Amherst men’s golf team. The team hosted the Little Three Championship this past Wednesday, April 20 and then traveled to Williamstown, Massachusetts for the weekend to compete at the Williams Spring Invitational.

The Little Three Championship, held at Hickory Ridge Golf Club, has a unique setup with a 36-hole course where golfers compete in an alternate shot format in the morning and then finish out the day with a singles match. Amherst led Wesleyan 4-0 after 18 holes thanks to a point each from the following four pairs of golfers: Sam Procter ’18 and Mateo Wiesner ’18; Justin Henricksen ’18 and Patrick Arena ’16; Dan Langa ’18 and Jack Burlison ’19; and James Line ’16 and Liam Fine ’17. Proctor and Wiesner also recorded one point against Williams, but the purple and white faced a 3-1 deficit against the Ephs.
In the afternoon, the Amherst men went on to defeat Wesleyan 11-1. Arena, Wiesner, Henriksen, Proctor, Line, Burlison and Fine all added a point to Amherst’s tally. The match-up with Williams proved more competitive. The Ephs took an early lead, tallying the first two points. Henriksen, Proctor, Line and Burlison put forth a valiant effort scoring four points in a row. However, it was not quite enough to top Williams; the Ephs were ultimately victorious. Amherst concluded the day with a second-place finish.

The purple and white then competed in the two-day Williams Spring Opener on Saturday and Sunday, finishing with a sixth-place finish out of an eight team field. Trinity took the top spot with Middlebury coming in a close second.
Langa once again led the Amherst men, finishing tied for 18th overall with a score that was seventeen strokes over par. Proctor secured a spot tied for 20th, while Burlison ended the tournament tied for 22nd. Line and Henriksen both concluded the weekend with a 36th-place finish. Wiesner rounded out the purple and white’s scoring, finishing 39th. The action will continue for the Amherst men on Saturday, April 30 at the NESCAC championship in Middlebury, Vermont.

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