Moir Guides Maine Maritime to Fourth Place Finish at NAC Championship

Moir Guides Maine Maritime to Fourth Place Finish at NAC Championship

PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Maine Maritime Academy golf finished fourth at the 2017 North Atlantic Conference Championship at the Berkshire Hills Country Club, led by junior Joey Moir (Bangor, Maine) who finished in a three-way tie for 11th place with a two-day total of 161 (79-82).

The Mariners tallied a 658 (327-331) to take fourth place out of nine teams.

Sophomore Chance Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) carded an 81 on day one and an 82 on day two to finish tied for 15th place overall, with a score of 163.

Freshman Connor Mersch (Holderness, N.H.) and junior Erich Klopfer (Palm Harbor, Fla.) tied for 21st place with a score of 168. Mersch carded an 84 on both days, while Klopfer shot two strokes better on day two (85-83).  

Senior Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) rounded out the Mariners with a 171 (83-88) for a 25th place finish.

Husson held a 17-stroke advantage after the opening day of play and never looked back, as the Eagles claimed the 2017 NAC Golf Championship title with a two-day total of 601 in the 36-hole event. 

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.

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). 

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. 

The Mariners conclude their competition for the fall, and will return to the links in March for the McDaniel Invitational at The Bridges Golf Course.