Courtesy of Trinity Sports Information
NEWINGTON, Conn. – The Amherst College Mammoths shot a team score of 301 on the first day of the 2018 NESCAC Men's Golf Championship held at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, Connecticut to take the lead in the 36-hole tournament. Host Trinity sits two strokes back at 303 and is followed by Williams (312) and Tufts (323).
The first round saw great weather, however winds picked up a bit as the groups approached the final few holes of the back nine. Amherst's Jack Burlison, Cameron Clark and Nicholas Kumamoto all finished in the top-five to lead the way for the Mammoths, with Burlison turning in a 73 to tie him for second place among the field. Clark and Kumamoto finished at 75 each to tie for fifth place.
Trinity was led by Kole Kelly who also shot a 73 to tie for second place. His round was highlighted by an eagle on 18 as he holed out from the fairway. Will Rosenfeld and Nate Choukas also finished among the top-10 for the Bantams with rounds of 76 and 77, respectively.
Williams was paced by the duo of Sam Goldenring and Will Kannegieser who each turned in day one scores of 76 to tie for seventh on the leaderboard. Justin Feldman and Taylor Nordan both shot 80 on the day to pace the Jumbos. The day's top score went to Hamilton's Joe Tigani who played as an individual and finished one-under at 71. Jeffrey Giguere of Middlebury, also playing as an individual, finished tied for second in the field with a 73.
The final round will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, with the teams reshuffling groupings based on their day one scores. The NESCAC Champion will earn a berth to the NCAA Championship.