Golf Teams On Part In Weekend Action
Issue   |   Wed, 09/18/2013 - 00:42


The Amherst Men’s Golf team continued their competitive streak at the Duke Nelson Invitational this past weekend. While not a perfect weekend, the young team took plenty of positives away from the tournament. Middlebury, the tournament host, finished in first place while the Jeffs took the 12th slot of 22 teams that competed.

Although their total scoring wasn’t what the Jeffs had hoped for, the weekend still offered great promise for the rest of their season. Sophomore James Line carried the team, earning him sixth place.

“We had a solid day one with four scores in the 70s,” said Line, “We are going to focus on the positives and move on to Williams next weekend.”

Josh Moser ’15 followed a strong showing last weekend with a two-round total of 156 at the Duke Nelson Invitational.

Although it was not the result they may have wanted, captain Erik Hansen ’14 still has a positive outlook on the season.

“While I certainly think that we were disappointed with our team’s overall performance, there are several positives we can take away from the weekend,” said Hansen. “This upcoming weekend should be a good indicator as to where we are at heading into the NESCAC Qualifying Tournament.”

The Jeffs will head to Williamstown this weekend to compete at the Williams Invitational.


The Amherst Women’s Golf team opened their season with a fifth place finish this past weekend with a score of 669 at the NYU Fall Invitational. First-year Jamie Gracie led the Jeffs while, Devyn Gardner ’16 and Sooji Choi ’14 also played well.

“I think we saw some really good play out of each and every player, but we all know we have some work to do this week,” said Gardner.

Head Coach Michelle Morgan also weighed in on her team’s first tournament.

“The team was disappointed in their tournament scores over the weekend, but I am delighted and proud of our first year Jamie Gracie’s first Amherst tournament experience,” Morgan said. She continued, “The players in general had a hard time stringing some consistent hole by hole scores together, yet each had many moments of strong play, yet each had moments of strong play.”

The Jeffs will look to continue to improve next weekend as they head to South Hadley for the Mount Holyoke Invitational.