Men’s Golf Opens Spring Season with Strong Performances
Issue   |   Tue, 04/11/2017 - 22:45
Amherst Athletics
Nicholas Kumamoto ‘20 shot a 159 on the weekend, good for 12th place.

This past weekend, the Amherst men’s golf team traveled to North Dartmouth, Mass., for the team’s opening weekend of play at the Hampton Inn Invitational.

The Mammoths tied for third place out of seventeen teams at the meet, which was hosted by UMass Dartmouth. Amherst finished with a score of 640, 20 points behind first-place Tufts and 14 behind second-place Babson.

On the first day of play, Dan Langa ’18 carded a score of 79. First-year Nicholas Kumamoto finished one stroke behind, placing both him and Langa in the top-15 players for the day.

Liam Fine ’17 and Cameron Clark ’20 shot 81 and 82, respectively, while junior Justin Henriksen rounded out the group with a first round mark of 83.

On day two, Kumamoto helped the Mammoths take four strokes off of their day one total, finishing with a combined two-day score of 159 and tying for 12th-place overall in the tournament.

Clark improved to a score of 78 on day two, which gave him a finish of 15th overall. Fine and Langa both rounded out the tournament with two-day totals of 161, while Henriksen finished with a total of 164.

Overall, the tournament was an impressive first showing for the team, which had a fairly successful fall season.
The Mammoths will look to continue their success in the Williams Spring Opener on April 22 and 23, as well as at the NESCAC Championships, which will take place at the end of the month.