Beavers in Fourth on Day One of NAC Championships

Beavers in Fourth on Day One of NAC Championships

PITTSFIELD, MA- The opening round of the 2017 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Golf Championships
were held this afternoon under blustery conditions at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, MA.
After the opening round, the Husson College Eagles sit atop the leaderboard with a cumulative score of
303 and hold a seventeen shot advantage over Salem State University.

UMaine-Farmington opened with a 327, good enough for a fourth-place finish and tied with Maine Maritime Academy.  MCLA finished in third, four strokes ahead of UMF.

Seniors Mike Richard and Trevor Hisler posted scores of 79 to lead the Beavers to the fourth place finish.  Junior Eric Aguiar shot an 81 and senior Gavin Brickley contributed an 88 for the four scoring golfers.  Sophomore Justin Rodrigue turned in a solid 90 on day one. 

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. His closest competitors are two of his
teammates as Daulton Wickenden and Mackenzie Clow each posted 76's and sit two shots back of
Dugan. MCLA's Reese Dwyer also posted a 76 and is just two shots out of the lead.
Salem State's Chad Alibozek and Husson's Eric Dugas each shot 77 and are three shots out of the lead
heading into round two.

The final round of the 36 hole event will begin tomorrow at 8:30 am with the leaders teeing off at
10:30am. The winning team receives the NAC's automatic bid into the 2018 NCAA Division III Golf