Pittsfield, Mass. - The opening round of the 2017 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Golf Championships were held this afternoon under blustery conditions at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, Mass. After the opening round, the Husson University Eagles sit atop the leaderboard with a cumulative score of 303 and hold a seventeen shot advantage over Salem State University.
The final round of the 36 hole event will begin tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. with the leaders teeing off at 10:30 a.m.. The winning team receives the NAC's automatic bid into the 2018 NCAA Division III Golf Championships.
Husson's Gavin Dugas led all scorers with a two over par round of 74. G. Dugas carded three birdies against five bogeys to seize the individual championship lead. His closest competitors are two of his teammates, as Daulton Wickenden and Mackenzie Clow each posted 76's and sit two shots back of G. Dugas. MCLA's Reese Dwyer also posted a 76 and is just two shots out of the lead.
Salem State's Chad Alibozek and Husson's Eric Dugas each shot 77 and are three shots out of the lead heading into round two.
Four players are tied with 79's, including Taylor Morang, heading into the final round of play.