2019 NAC Men's Golf Championship Preview

2019 NAC Men's Golf Championship Preview

CASTINE, Maine -- Maine Maritime Academy golf prepares for the 2019 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Championship on Saturday and Sunday, October 12 and 13, hosted by Thomas College at the Waterville Country Club.

The 36-hole event will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m., and will conclude Sunday after all rounds have been completed. Tee times for Sunday's final round will begin at 9:30 a.m. 

Last season the Mariners finished ninth (356-352-708) out of 11 teams at the NAC Championship, led by Chance Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) who finished tenth with a (83-78-161) and earned Second Team All-Conference honors. Connor Mersch (Holderness, N.H.) tied for 43rd with a two-day total of 189.

The Mariners have been picked to place seventh in the NAC Golf Pre-Championship Poll. Voting for the Pre-Championship Poll was conducted among the league's head men's golf coaches.

The Mariner-Five:

Logan Peacock Sam Sharpe Chance Whittemore Carter Ward Connor Mersch
Senior Freshman Senior Junior Junior

2018 Finish: First time competing at NAC Championship

2019: Mariners' top finisher at Thomas Invitational (87) and Farmington Invitational (80)

2019 Low Round: 80

First time competing at NAC Championship

2019: Mariners' top finisher at the Bowdoin Invitational (81) and UMPI Invitational (79)

2019 Low Round: 79

2018 Finish: T-10th (161)

2019: Mariners' top finisher at UNE Invitational (80) and Mariner Invitational (77)

2019 Low Round: 77

First time competing at NAC Championship

2019: Competed in five tournaments, averaging 84.6

2019 Low Round: 82

2018 Finish: T-43rd (189)

2019: Mariners' top finisher at the Alumni & Staff Tournament (80) and Husson Invitational (80)

2019 Low Round: 80


2019 Championship Information:

  • Date – Saturday, October 12 - Sunday, October 13, 2019
  • Location - Waterville Country Club (Oakland, Maine) (6,301 yards, Par-70)
  • Saturday Start – 9:30 a.m.
  • Sunday Start – 9:30 a.m.
  • Live Stats - HERE
  • Competing Institutions – SUNY Canton, Castleton, SUNY Delhi, UMaine-Farmington, Husson, NVU-Johnson, Maine Maritime, UMaine-Presque Isle, Thomas
  • Format – The championship will be a 36-hole format with five golfers from each institution competing. The scores of the lowest four individuals on each team, total strokes over the two days, will count toward the team total. The team with the lowest total will be declared the champion.  

The Competition:

SUNY Canton

2018 Finish: Sixth (337-338-675)

2019 Pre-Championship Poll Prediction: Fourth

Castleton

2018 Finish: Fourth (332-336-668)

2019 Pre-Championship Poll Prediction: Third

SUNY Delhi

2018 Finish: Second (318-304-622)

2019 Pre-Championship Poll Prediction: Second

UMaine-Farmington

2018 Finish: Seventh
(342-340-682)

2019 Pre-Championship Poll Prediction: Sixth

Husson

2018 Finish: First
(307-312-619)

2019 Pre-Championship Poll Prediction: First

NVU-Johnson

2018 Finish: Fifth
(340-334-674)

2019 Pre-Championship Poll Prediction: Eighth 

UMaine-Presque Isle

2018 Finish: 11th
(423-426-849)

2019 Pre-Championship Poll Prediction: Ninth

Thomas

2018 Finish: Eighth (358-345-703)

2019 Pre-Championship Poll Prediction: Fifth