Men’s Golf Advances to NESCAC Championships, Finishes Third at Qualifier
Issue   |   Wed, 10/07/2015 - 00:35

The Amherst men’s golf team tied for third overall at the NESCAC championship qualifier this past week, earning a spot in the conference championship tournament which will be held during the spring season, the weekend of April 30 to May 1, 2016.

Amherst shared a two-day score of 628 with the team from Hamilton. Middlebury earned first place at the qualifier, posting a team score of 605 while Trinity shot a 617, good for second place.

First-year Jack Burlison led the Jeffs, cutting eight strokes off his day one total of 80 to finish with a two-day score of 152. He finished 10 over par for the course to tie for third overall at the tournament.

Dan Langa ’18 came in second among the Jeffs’ golfers and tied for 14th overall in the field. He shot a 78 on a day one and an 80 on day two.

Both Burlison and Langa were named to the NESCAC all-conference teams for their performances. Burlison was a first-team honoree, while Langa was named to the second team.

Liam Fine ’17 continued his impressive fall campaign and finished 19th in the tournament. He finished with a two-day total of 160 (76-84).

Rounding out the top five for Amherst were Sam Proctor ’18 and James Line ’16.

Proctor played consistently well over the weekend, carding an 82 on day one and improving to an 80 on day two.

Line also saw improvement over the course of the weekend as he cut 10 strokes off his day one score. His two-day total was 170 (90-80).

With their third place finish, the Jeffs qualify for the NESCAC championship for the second time in three years after narrowly missing the tournament last year.

The Jeffs hope to ride the momentum from this past weekend’s win into their final tournament of the fall season. They’ll compete in the ECAC championships this Saturday, Oct. 10 at the Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, Massachusetts.