Golf Posts Solid 13th Place Finish At 2018 NEIGA Championships

Golf Posts Solid 13th Place Finish At 2018 NEIGA Championships

BREWSTER, Mass. --  The UMass Dartmouth golf team closed out its fall schedule with a solid 13th place team finish at the 2018 New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships that wrapped up Monday afternoon at The Captains Course.

Junior Nick Avilla (Westport, Mass.) finished in a tie for 38th place individually in a field of 88 competitors for the Corsairs, as he fired a two-day total of 79-82-161 on the par 72 layout.  Senior Jackson Mitchell (Marion, Mass.), who was named as the 2018 NEIGA Guy Tedesco Award for contributions to New England college golf earlier this weekend, was next in a tie for 48th place with a score of 85-78-163, while freshman Jack McDonald (New Bedford, Mass.) posted a score of 84-81-165 to finish in a tie for 59th place.

Freshman Curtis Merritt (Wareham, Mass.) fired a two-day total of 84-82-166 for UMass Dartmouth, while senior Tom Sheran (Marstons Mills, Mass.) rounded out the Corsair quintet with a two-day mark of 85-83-168 to finish in a tie for 75th place.

Babson edged Williams by a stroke (613-614) to take the team title in the event, while Middlebury was five strokes back in third place.  UMass Dartmouth was third among Great Northeast Athletic Conference squads in this year’s championships, as Johnson & Wales finished tied for eighth to lead the GNAC group.  The Corsairs finished one stroke behind Saint Joseph’s (Maine) while topping Southern Maine by a stroke in the final standings.