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Golf In Third After Rain-Shortened Opening Day of MASCAC Championships

Golf In Third After Rain-Shortened Opening Day of MASCAC Championships

Pittsfield, Mass. - October 4, 2021 - Playing just nine holes in the opening round of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Championships on Monday afternoon at Berkshire Hills Country Club, the Springfield College golf team sits in third place among the eight teams in the competition.

Due to rain in the forecast and course conditions, the student-athletes in the championship field only competed on the 3,380 yard, par 37 back nine on Monday.  Salem State leads the tournament with a 158, and holds a seven-stroke lead over Mitchell (165).  Springfield is in third with a 166, followed by Westfield State (176), Worcester State (179), New England College (182), MCLA (187), and Eastern Nazarene (204). 

Springfield's Aidan McBride (Ludlow, Mass.) and Damon Monks (Woburn, Mass.) are both in a tie for third as they led the Pride's efforts with opening-round 40's.  McBride totaled six pars in his first nine holes, while Monks birded the 11th and 17th to highlight his round of three-over par. 

Both Corey Roya (Manchester, Conn.) and Nicholas DeMaio (West Springfield, Mass.) each carded 43's and are in a tie for 14th indivially among the 38 golfers in the tournament.  Roya posted four pars in his first nine holes of the championship, while DeMaio registered three pars and one birdie. 

Jack Shane (Hamden, Conn.) rounded out Springfield's scorers as the sophomore tallied a pair of pars en route to a 45. 

Tee times for the second round of the championship begin at 9 pm on Tuesday morning.

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