Men's Golf to Host North Atlantic Conference Championship

Men's Golf to Host North Atlantic Conference Championship

WATERVILLE, Maine - Husson University and the Bangor Municipal Golf Course (Bangor, Maine) will play host to the 2016 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Golf Championship Saturday and Sunday, October 15 and 16.

The 36-hole event will begin Saturday at 10:00 a.m., and will conclude Sunday after all rounds have been completed. Tee times for Sunday's final round will begin at 9:00 a.m.

Eight teams will vie for the 2016 conference championship that was captured by Husson a season ago. The Eagles held the title for eight-straight seasons before Salem State earned the championship in 2014. The 2016 NAC Champion will earn the conference's automatic bid into the 2017 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship.

2016 Championship Lineups

**For more information on each team, please click the school name below.

Castleton

UMaine-Farmington

2015 Finish - Third (325-332-657)
2016 Preseason Poll Prediction - Third

2016 Lineup
1. Zach Temple, 2015 finish - T3rd (1st Team All-Conf.)
2. Luke Salerno, 2015 finish - T19th
3. Jacob Erwin
4. Jordan Ayer
5. Jon Benson

2015 Finish - Fifth (341-345-686)
2016 Preseason Poll Prediction - Fifth

2016 Lineup
1. Eric Aguiar, 2015 finish - T11th (2nd Team All-Conf.)
2. Mike Richard, 2015 finish - T11th (2nd Team All-Conf.)
3. Gavin Brickley, 2015 finish - 24th
4. Trevor Hissler
5. Matt Pelletier



Green Mountain

Husson

2015 Finish - Eighth (418-451-869)
2016 Preseason Poll Prediction - Eighth

2016 Lineup
1. Dakota Dodson, 2015 finish - T30th
2. Will Durant
3. Xavier Johnson
4. Tyler Provencher, 2015 finish - 37th
5. Dennis Pierson, 2015 finish - 34th

2015 Finish - First (312-320-632)
2016 Preseason Poll Prediction - First

2016 Lineup
1. Daulton Wickenden, 2015 finish - 2nd (Rookie of the Year; 1st Team All-Conf.)
2. Taylor Morang
3. MacKenzie Clow
4. Philip Thome, 2015 finish - 16th
5. Tyler Swarthout



Johnson State

Maine Maritime

2015 Finish - Seventh (364-397-761)
2016 Preseason Poll Prediction - Eighth

2016 Lineup
1. Kiley Moody, 2015 finish - 18th 
2. Austin Walters
3. Phil Lyon
4. Colin Compagna, 2015 finish - 32nd
5. Nick Audet, 2015 finish - 40th

2015 Finish - Fourth (331-335-666)
2016 Preseason Poll Prediction - Fourth

2016 Lineup
1. Joey Moir
2. Erich Klopfer, 2015 finish - T22nd
3. Chance Whittemore
4. Chase Whittemore, 2015 finish - T19th
5. Karson Eaton



MCLA

Salem State

2015 Finish - Sixth (390-365-755)
2016 Preseason Poll Prediction - Sixth

2016 Lineup
1. Matt Lawrence
2. Nick Bator
3. Quinn McCormick
4. Josh Fortier
5. Doug Sigsbury

2015 Finish - Second (314-336-650)
2016 Preseason Poll Prediction - Second

2016 Lineup
1. Ryan Swart
2. Kevin Dyer, 2015 finish - T19th 
3. Chad Alibozek, 2015 finish - 10th (2nd Team All-Conf.)
4. Eric Powers
5. Nick Stone

 

 

 

 Championship Information

  • Date – Saturday, October 15 - Sunday, October 16, 2016
  • Location – Bangor Municipal Golf CourseBangor, Maine (6,336 yards, Par-71)
  • Friday Start – 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday Start – 9:00 a.m.
  • Competing Institutions – Castleton, UMaine-Farmington, Green Mountain, Husson, Johnson State, Maine Maritime, MCLA, Salem State
  • Format – The championship will be a 36-hole format with five golfers from each institution competing. The scores of the lowest four individuals on each team, total strokes over the two days, will count toward the team total. The team with the lowest total will be declared the champion.
  • Video Coverage – A video recap will be available after each round of play.

2015 Championship Recap

Day 1 - Despite inclement weather, Husson took a two-stroke lead after shooting a team score of 312 (+32) on the opening day at the Rutland Country Club.

The Eagles held off a late surge from the defending champions, Salem State, as the Vikings finished the opening round just two strokes back with a score of 314. Tournament host, Castleton, came in 13 strokes back with a 325, followed by Maine Maritime (331), UMaine-Farmington (341) and Johnson State (364). MCLA and Green Mountain concluded the first-day standings with respective totals of 390 and 418. 

To view the video recap of Day 1, please click HERE.

Day 2 - After holding a two-stroke advantage on the opening day of play, Husson never looked back, as the Eagles claimed their 10th NAC Championship title with a two-day total of 632.

Despite the tough conditions, Husson managed to record an impressive 312 in the opening round before posting a 320 on the final day to secure an automatic berth into the NCAA Championships. The 2014 Champion, Salem State, ended 18 strokes behind after recording a team score of 650, while Castleton turned in the second-best team score of the day (332) to secure a top-three finish with a two-day total of 657.

Just nine strokes back, Maine Maritime captured a fourth-place finish with a score of 666, followed by UMaine-Farmington (686), MCLA (755), Johnson State (761), and Green Mountain (869).

To view the video recap of Day 2, please click HERE

For individual results from the 2015 NAC Championship, please click HERE for Day 1 and HERE for Day 2.