PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Maine Maritime Academy golf is tied for fourth placed after day one of the 2017 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship at the Berkshire Hills Country Club. Junior Joey Moir (Bangor, Maine) carded a 79 (+7) to tie for seventh overall among the 43 golfers.
Sophomore Chance Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) shot an 81 to tie for 11th place overall, followed by senior Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) who carded an 83 and freshman Connor Mersch (Holderness, N.H.) who shot an 84 to place 22nd. Junior Erich Klopfer (Palm Harbor, Fla.) rounded out the Mariner five with an 85 to tie for 23rd.
Husson currently sits atop the leaderboard with a cumulative score of 303. The Eagles hold a 17-stroke advantage over second-place Salem State (320), while MCLA ended day one three strokes behind the Vikings with a 323. UMaine-Farmington and Maine Maritime tied for fourth as each team tallied a 327. Johnson recorded a 355 for sixth, while Castleton took seventh (357), Green Mountain placed eighth (392) and UMaine-Presque Isle rounded out the field in ninth (466).
Husson's Gavin Dugas led all scorers with a two-over-par round of 74. Dugas carded three birdies against five bogeys to seize the individual championship lead after the first round. His closest competitors are two of his teammates, Daulton Wickenden and Mackenzie Clow, along with MCLA's Reese Dwyer, as they all posted a 76 to sit just two shots back of Dugan.
Salem State's Chad Alibozek and Husson's Eric Dugas each shot 77, just three shots out of the lead heading into the final round.
The second and final round of the NAC Golf Championship will get underway on Monday at 8:30 a.m.with Castleton, Green Mountain and UMPI teeing off first. Those three schools will be followed by UMF, Johnson, and Maine Maritime, before Husson, MCLA and Salem State tee off for the final flights of the day.
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