Amherst Places Sixth at UMass Dartmouth Invitational

Trip Wray '11 placed eighth individually.

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA – The Amherst College men’s golf team returned to form by placing sixth in a field of 18 at the UMass Dartmouth Hampton Inn Spring Invitational this weekend. Trip Wray ’11 (Walpole, MA) led the Lord Jeffs by finishing eighth among 89 golfers.

Held at the Allendale Country Club (6,703 yards, Par 72), the two-day event was won by Worcester State’s Bob Brusco, who came out on top during a four-way sudden death playoff on the first hole. Salem State took the team title with a 637, followed by Husson (644) and UMass Dartmouth (647).

Amherst just missed out on the top five with a score of 664, as the Jeffs put in a 335 on Saturday before closing out their weekend with a 329. Wray shot an 82 on Saturday and rallied for a 77 on Sunday, as his 159 (+15) was only four strokes behind Brusco and the other three players who tied for the low score of 155.

Amherst’s next lowest score came from Ben Johnston ’13 (New York, NY), who shot an 84 on each day to finish at 24 over par. Nate Belkin ’12 (Needham, MA) and Nicholas Koh ’14 (Singapore) each shot a 170, with Belkin shaving eight strokes off his Saturday total for an 81 on Sunday. Rounding out the Lord Jeffs was Alex Butensky ’13 (Farmington, CT) with a 176.

The Lord Jeffs will return to action Tuesday, Apr. 19, when they head to Worcester State for a single-day event.