Men’s Golf Begins Season at Bill Detrick Invitational
Issue   |   Wed, 09/14/2016 - 00:20

Amherst men’s golf teed off its 2016 fall season this past weekend, finishing sixth in the team competition at the Bill Detrick Invitational tournament hosted by Trinity at the Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, Connecticut.

After two days of competition, the team finished sixth out of 11 teams, posting an overall team score of 959, with tallies of 479 and 480 on the first and second day respectively. Trinity, who finished third at last spring’s NESCAC tournament, dominated the invitational with combined score of 588 (295-293), beating second-place Williams (305-302-607) by 19 strokes.

On the par 72 course, Amherst was led by Danny Langa ’18, who improved from his day one score of 79 to shoot a 74, finishing with a total of 153 and tying him for 12th place overall and giving him a +9 over the 36 holes. Jack Burlison ’19 had a two day score of 155 (76-79), tying for 16th and Liam Fine ’17 shot 79 on both days to secure the 24th spot overall. Amherst also had solid performances from first-years Jeffery Herr and Nicholas Kumamoto, shooting 161 (80-81) and 162 (83-79) respectively through the two days of competition. Veteran team member Mateo Wiesner ’18 also traveled for the competition, adding a two-day total of 170 (82-88).

The tournament was the first test for the purple and white, who finished last year’s campaign with a third place team finish at the NESCAC championship in May. Welcoming nine new players, including seven first-years, the team is looking forward to building on success from last season.

This upcoming weekend, the team will travel to the Duke Nelson Invitational, hosted by Middlebury at the par 70 Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Vermont. The Panthers, last year’s NESCAC tournament champions, should prove a tough test for Amherst and allow the purple and white to once again face off against NESCAC rivals, after finishing behind Trinity and Williams this past weekend.