WATERBURY, Vt. - Husson held an 11-stroke advantage after the opening day of play and never looked back, as the Eagles claimed their 14th North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Golf Championship title in the last 16 years with a two-day total of 619 in the 36-hole event at the Country Club of Vermont.
Husson recorded a 307 in the opening round before posting a 312 on the final day to secure the program's 27th National Tournament berth. SUNY Delhi totaled a 622 (318-304) to take runner-up honors, while Salem State followed with a 634 (311-323) for third, Castleton tallied a 668 (332-336) for fourth and Northern Vermont-Johnson recorded a 674 (340-334) for fifth.
Rounding out the field were SUNY Canton in sixth with a 675 (337-338), UMaine-Farmington in seventh with a 682 (342-340), Thomas (Maine) in eighth with a 703 (358-345), Maine Maritime with a 708 (356-352), MCLA in tenth with a 777 (390-387) and UMaine-Presque Isle in 11th with a 849 (423-426).
SUNY Delhi's Daniel Christy turned in the best score of the tournament with a 148 (75-73), while Husson's Taylor Morang and Salem State's Justin Serowik were just two strokes behind for a total score of 150 (74-76). Husson's Mackenzie Clow and Salem State's Eric Powers came in fourth and fifth with a 151 (78-73) and a 152 (74-78), respectively. Gavin Dugas of Husson tallied a 155 (72-83) earning him the sixth spot.
Two student-athletes found themselves tied for seventh after carding a 156, Nick Ojala of Castleton (78-78) and SUNY Delhi's Aaron Oliver. Rounding out the top-ten were SUNY Canton's Tom Rancour with a 160 (79-81) for ninth, while Maine Maritime's Chance Whittemore (83-78) and SUNY Delhi's Russell Herbert (83-78) both shot a 161 in the 36-hole championship to tie for tenth.
The Eagles return to the links on October 21st for the first day of the 84th Annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championship at The Captains Golf Course in Brewster, Mass. Husson will be looking to capture the program's first back-to-back NEIGA DIII titles in 16 years and back-to-back NEIGA overall titles for the first time ever.