Athletics

Amherst Places Sixth at Trinity Invitational

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Senior tri-captain Chris Valentine finished in a tie for 10th place.
HARTFORD, CT – The Amherst College men’s golf team opened its 2008 fall schedule at the Trinity College Invitational, which began Saturday afternoon and concluded Sunday evening. The Lord Jeffs shot a 633 and placed sixth in a field of seven teams, with Nichols College taking home the team title by shooting a 603.

Senior tri-captain Chris Valentine (Topsfield, MA) was the lone Jeff to crack the top 20, with his two-day total of 154 leaving him in a tie for 10th place in a field of 42 golfers. Fellow senior tri-captain Glenn Wong (Leverett, MA) was close behind with a 159, as he and Valentine each improved on their day-one total by at least three strokes on Sunday.

Rounding out the Amherst golfers and finishing within two strokes of each other were sophomore Trip Wray (Walpole, MA), senior Will Collins (Edina, MN), and first-years Nate Belkin (Needham, MA) and Mike Belkin (Needham, MA). Pasquale Pio of Nichols took home the individual title with a 72-73-145.

The Lord Jeffs return to action Saturday, Sept. 13 for the Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury College.

COMPLETE INDIVIDUAL RESULTS * COMPLETE TEAM RESULTS

Final Team Scores
1 - Nichols College (299-304-603)
2 - Babson College (304-302-606)
3 - Trinity College (302-306-608)
4 - Quinnipiac Univ (308-311-619)
5 - Brandeis University (312-314-626)
6 - Amherst College (315-318-633)
7 - Wesleyan University (318-324-642)

Amherst Individual Scores (Par: 144)
T10 - Chris Valentine (79-75-154)
T23 - Glenn Wong (81-78-159)
T28 - Trip Wray (79-84-163)
T28 - Will Collins (79-84-163)
T32 - Nate Belkin (78-86-164)
34 - Mike Belkin (84-81-165)

Top Individual Scores (Par: 144)
1 - Pasquale Pio, Nichols (72-73-145)
T2 - Fernando Pineres, Babson (72-77-149)
T2 - Chris Healy, Nichols (73-76-149)
T4 - Jay Driscoll, Trinity (77-73-150)
T4 - Matt Foley, Babson (77-73-150)
T6 - Lee Bloom, Brandeis (76-75-151)
T6 - Kyle Klempner, Babson (76-75-151)
T8 - Reid Longley, Trinity (77-76-153)
T8 - Shawn Santos, Nichols (78-75-153)
T10 - Ben Cook, Quinnipiac (79-75-154)
T10 - Chris Valentine, Amherst (79-75-154)
T10 - Josh Biren, Trinity (71-83-154)