Men's Golf Finishes As The Runner Up At MASCAC Championships
Pittsfield, Mass. - October 5, 2021 - After the final round of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Championships on Tuesday afternoon at Berkshire Hills Country Club, the Springfield College golf team finished as the runner up in the championships.
Following just nine holes of play on Monday due to rainy weather and course conditions, the student-athletes played the back nine of the course twice on Tuesday to conclude the championships. Salem State was crowned champions with a two-day total of 467 strokes as it outdistanced Springfield's second-place score of 482. Mitchell was a close third with a 484, while Westfield State (493), Worcester State (520), New England College (541), MCLA (571), and Eastern Nazarene (591).
Damon Monks (Woburn, Mass.) had a breakout tournament for Springfield as he shot a 78 in the final round, which positioned the first-year in a tie for fourth overall. Monks delivered 10 pars, a pair of birdies, however the highlight of the tournament came on the 13th hole. The first-year hit his six iron into the 185 yard par three, landed the ball just past the pin and spun it back into the cup for his first career hole in one.
Aidan McBride (Ludlow, Mass.) tied for sixth with a final round score of 79 as his consistent play resulted in 13 pars on Tuesday, including the final six holes. Jack Shane (North Haven, Conn.) bounced back from his 45 on Monday and contributed a second-round score of 78 to finish in 11th place in the championship as he carded 11 pars and two birdies.
Both Nicholas DeMaio (West Springfield, Mass.) and Corey Roya (Manchester, Conn.) played in a foursome together on Tuesday, with DeMaio totaling an 81 and Roya posting an 83 as they each finished in the top 15 individually. DeMaio shot even par on his final nine holes of the championship, while Roya played the front nine in even par.
Springfield will play in the Blazer Fall Invitational over the weekend.
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