October 16, 2017

Husson Men's Golf Claims 2017 NAC Championship Title

Husson held a 17-stroke advantage after the opening day of play and never looked back, as the Eagles claimed the 2017 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Men's Golf Championship title with a two-day total of 601 in the 36-hole event at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.

Husson recorded a 303 in the opening round before posting a solid 298 on the final day to secure an automatic berth to the 2018 NCAA Championship. Salem State totaled a 627 (320-307) to take runner-up honors, while UMaine-Farmington followed with a 645 (327-318) for third, Maine Maritime tallied a 658 (327-331) for fourth and MCLA recorded a 664 (323-341) for fifth.

Rounding out the field were Johnson in sixth with a 695 (355-340), Castleton in seventh with a 709 (370-339), Green Mountain in eighth with a 781 (392-389) and UMaine-Presque Isle in ninth with a 926 (466-460).

To view the final results please click HERE.  

Husson's Gavin Dugas turned in the best score of the tournament with a three-over-par 147 (74-73), while Eagle teammate Daulton Wickenden was just two strokes behind for a total score of 149 (76-73). Both Dugas and Wickenden shot 73's on Day 2, claiming the low round of the tournament over the par 72 layout at Berkshire Hills. Dugas shot a one over par 36 on the front nine and came home with an even par 37 for his 73, which included a birdie on the par 5 tenth hole against a pair of bogeys and then parred his final five holes of the day to clinch the top spot. 

Husson's Eric Dugas and Mackenzie Clow came in third and fourth with a 152 (77-75) and a 153 (76-77), respectively. Chad Alibozek of Salem State tallied a 154 (77-77) earning him the fifth spot.

Two student-athletes found themselves tied for sixth after carding a 158, Nick Stone of Salem State (81-77) and Husson's Taylor Morang (79-79). Rounding out the top-ten were UMaine-Farmington's Eric Aguiar with a 159 (81-78) for eighth, while Salem State's Ryan Swart (81-79) and UMF's Trevor Hisler (79-81) both shot a 160 in the 36-hole championship to tie for ninth.