Golf Teams Prepped for Fall
Issue   |   Thu, 08/28/2014 - 17:29

The Amherst men’s golf team is looking to follow up its spring campaign with a strong showing this fall. The Jeffs graduated two seniors, but they are returning a solid core and will look to add to that group with three incoming first-years. Jack Arena ’83, Coach of the Year in 2010, will be returning for his 21st season as the Jeffs’ head coach.

Amherst had one of its best performances last spring at the Westport Hampton Inn Invitational, where the team finished in first place. The Jeffs were led by Josh Moser ’15, who shot the lowest score of the tournament in the second round with a 73. He, along with James Line ’16, were awarded All-NESCAC honors for the spring season. Jarvis Sill ’15 was also critical to the group’s success last fall.

“We have a solid nucleus returning, led by Jarvis Sill, Josh Moser and James Line. Over the last couple of seasons, they have all had stretches where they have been our best player,” Arena said. “Sam Proctor ’18, Justin Henriksen ’18 and Danny Langa ’18 will be new to the program, and we hope they will be able to compete for the top five spots as well.”

“We qualified for the NESCAC Spring Championship last year and are hoping to be able to do that again,” Arena continued.
Amherst’s season begins the weekend of Sept. 6 at the Trinity Invitational.

“Despite graduating our two senior captains, we are very excited for the fall season to begin,” Liam Fine ’17 said. “I think this first week of practice will be crucial for us to fine tune our games before our season opener at Trinity.”

“As the French say, ‘We are ready for success,’” Nick Kafker added.

The women’s golf team will be hoping to put forward a series of strong performances this fall. Captained by seniors Katherine Britt and CJ Bernstein, the team will be working with a number of returning players in pursuit of some top finishes.

Devyn Gardner ’16 and Jamie Gracie ’17, who were named WGCA All-American scholars, will play crucial roles in the fall.
The Jeffs have five fall tournaments to look forward to, starting with the NYU Invitational the weekend of Sept. 13. Their fall season will come to a close mid-October, when they travel to compete in the Wellesley Invitational the weekend of Oct. 11.