This weekend, the Amherst men’s golf team capitalized on a successful day two of competition to clinch 16th place at the 34th annual Duke Nelson Tournament in Middlebury, Vermont.

Amherst faced a strong pool of both in- and out-of-conference opponents. Babson College and Western New England University claimed first and second, respectively, while Trinity led the NESCAC with their third-place finish.

The Mammoths, for their part, shot a two-day team total of 616 (313-303).

This weekend, the Amherst men’s golf team traveled to Hartford, Conn., for their season-opening tournament. The Mammoths arrived on NESCAC rival Trinity’s course to face some of New England’s toughest competition in the Bill Deitrick Invitational. After clinching sixth place in 2016, the purple and white bested their performance with a fifth-place finish to begin the 2017 season on a positive note.

While first-place Trinity seemed impenetrable, shooting an even 600, Amherst trailed third-place Western New England by only five shots with a two-day team total of 621.

Heading into this year’s competition, the Amherst men’s golf team has plenty of reason to be optimistic. Following the team’s success in the 2016-17 season, in which the Mammoths qualified for the NESCAC Championships and placed fourth within the conference, this largely veteran group of golfers will look to capitalize on their experience this fall.

On Saturday, April 22, the Amherst men’s lacrosse team bested NESCAC rival Williams in Williamstown, MA. The 12th-ranked Mammoths outlasted the Ephs, winning by a score of 13-10 to improve to 11-3 overall and 7-2 in conference play.
Evan Wolf ’19 scored the first three goals for Amherst off of passes from Max Keeley ’18 and Jackson Herrick ’20. Although Williams managed to put one past Mammoths goalie Cody Tranbarger ’17, Amherst maintained a slight 3-1 edge after the first frame.

The Amherst men’s lacrosse team had a thrilling weekend, besting NESCAC powerhouse Tufts 21-15 on Saturday, April 15 at Pratt Field.

The game, Amherst’s final home tilt of the season, also served as the Mammoths’ senior day.

Along the way, first-year Colin Minicus garnered NESCAC player of the week honors on Monday after piling up 17 points in Amherst’s win over Tufts and their prior victory on Tuesday, April 11 against Connecticut College.

The Amherst men’s lacrosse team finished the week with two wins and a loss in NESCAC play. In a game that was key to the conference standings, the Mammoths fell by a score of 17-13 to Wesleyan last Wednesday, April 5.

The Amherst men’s lacrosse team successfully downed both out-of-conference foe Springfield College and NESCAC rival Middlebury College this week. After the two home wins, the 12th-ranked purple and white improved to 7-2 overall and 3-1 in conference play.

In their first matchup against Springfield, a low-scoring first quarter saw a goal by the Pride before Brogan Mahon ’19 opened up scoring for Amherst off an assist from fellow sophomore Andrew Ford.

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