Castleton State Wins 2005 NAC Menís Golf Title

(Oct. 17, 2005) - In their inaugural season, the Castleton State menís golf team defeated two-time defending champion Husson to capture the North Atlantic Conference Championship hosted on Sunday, October 16 by the University of Maine-Farmington at the Belgrade Lakes Golf Course in Belgrade, Maine.

Castleton State and Husson tied atop the leaderboard with a one-day score of 312 in the rain-shortened championship. The fifth score of senior Shane Forguites (92), the round not typically scored in team play, was used to award the Spartans the title.

Castleton state sophomore Bryan Smith shot a 2-over 73 to capture medalist honors and NAC Player of the Year accolades. First year coach Leo Reynolds was honored as NAC Coach of the Year. 

Husson, which won both the 2003 and 2004 NAC championships, placed three members on the all-tournament first team. Senior Lance Libby, 2004 medalist Ross McGee and fellow sophomore John Ellis all posted scores of 77 for the Braves. Husson sophomore Adam Duplisea earned second team honors.

Castleton senior Jeremy Henry shot the tournaments second best round at 76 to earn first team all-conference honors. Freshman Josh Upson and Nick Wood garnered all-conference accolades as well recording a 79 and 84 respectively.

Elms sophomore Neil Daigneault and senior Sean Hammond led the Blazers to a third place finish (344). Thomasí James MacDonald and Dave Shorty each shot an 85 helping the Terriers into fourth place (351). Maine-Farmington sophomore Brandon Poulin also earned second-team honors.


NAC Champion: Castleton State
NAC Runner-Up: Husson

Team Scores

Castleton State 312*
Husson 312
Elms 344
Thomas 351
Becker 374
Me.-Farmington 399
Maine Maritime 401

*Tie-breaker used to determine champion. Castleton State's fifth golfer posted a lower score than Husson's fifth golfer (92-93).

       
Castleton State 312
1 Bryan Smith 39- 34 73
2 Jeremy Henry 39- 37 76
T 6 Josh Upson 36- 43 79
9 Nick Wood 44- 40 84
T 19 Shane Forgaites 45- 47 92
 
Husson 312
T 3 Ross McGee 38- 39 77
T 3 Lance Libby 39- 38 77
T 3 John Ellis 39- 38 77
8 Adam Duplisea 40- 41 81
21 Robby Picard 49- 44 93
 
Elms 344
T 6 Neil Daigneault 41- 38 79
T 10 Sean Hammond 41- 44 85
17 James Hurlbut 44- 45 89
18 Matt Walsh 43- 48 91
30 Steve Chenard 54- 52 106
 
Thomas 351
T 10 James MacDonald 41- 44 85
T 10 Dave Shorty 46- 39 85
14 Ben Nickerson 43- 44 87
T 22 Jamie Jones 47- 47 94
28 Dave Sheret 53- 49 102
 
Becker 374
T 15 Dan Paranzino 42- 46 88
T 19 Brian Retelle 44- 48 92
T 22 John Dinardi 48- 46 94
27 Justin Richard 53- 47 100
29 Tim Merchant 50- 54 104
 
Maine-Farmington 399
T 10 Brandon Poulin 42- 43 85
T 24 Kyle Feltis 44- 52 96
31 Nicholas Doyle 56- 52 108
32 Neil Plummer 51- 59 110
34 Jake Newcomb 65- 57 122
 
Maine Maritime 401
T 15 Grant Gushee 46- 42 88
T 24 Tom Dowson 54- 42 96
26 Nathan Beers 50- 48 98
33 Jason Johnson 59- 60 119

NAC All-Tournament Teams

First Team

   
Bryan SmithCastleton State So. Enosburg Falls, VT
Jeremy Henry Castleton  State Sr. Barre, VT
Ross McGee Husson So.Fairfield, ME
Lance Libby Husson Sr.Oakland, ME
John Ellis Husson So.Belfast, ME
Neil Daigneault Elms So.Ludlow, MA
Josh Upson Castleton  State Fr. Proctor, VT
       

Second Team

   
Adam Duplisea Husson So.Hermon, ME
Nick Wood Castleton  State Fr. South Glen Falls, VT
Brandon Poulin Me.-Farmington So. Gorham, ME
James MacDonald Thomas So.Calais, ME
Sean Hammond Elms Sr.Hadley, MA
Dave Shorty ThomasFr.Fairfield, ME
    

Player of the Year

  
Bryan SmithCastleton StateSo. Enosburg Falls, VT
    

Coach of the Year

  
Leo ReynoldsCastleton State  

2004 Men's Golf Championship