BREWSTER, Mass. - The Tufts University Men's Golf Team earned ninth place on the first day at the 82nd Annual NEIGA Championship Sunday afternoon on Cape Cod.
|Senior tri-captain Owen Elliott recorded a four-over 76|
The Jumbos brought into the clubhouse today a total score of 324 with Castleton University and University of Southern Maine at 323, tied for seventh ahead of them.
Senior tri-captain Owen Elliott featured a four-over 76 to tie for seventh individually as the leading scorer ion the Tufts team.
With a nine-over 81 to finish out the first round, junior Taylor Nordan claimed tied for 34th position.
Castleton's Zachary Temple received first-day medalist after registering a one-over 73 to place first. Nichols College leads the NEIGA Championship in the DIII team results with a 19-over 307. Nick Wage and Dylan Casserly were in the top ten to lead the Nichols team to the first-place finish, as they finished on the 18th hole at a 75, 76. Wage tied for second and Casserly tied for seventh place.
Coach Brian Golden said about today's performance "Owen Elliott continues his steady play to lead the Jumbos with a T-7th shooting 76. The team played through very windy conditions to finish Round One in 9th place of 20. The one thing I have been impressed with, in all the players of the Tufts team all season, is how they battle, scramble, maintain a positive attitude and support each other. This team knows how to and will rebound tomorrow and make a move up the D-III leaderboard. Go Jumbos".
Four shots behind Nichols, Husson and Babson carded a team total of 311 to tie for second.
The Jumbos look to improve tomorrow for the final round that begins at 9:15 a.m. Tufts is paired up with Worcester State and University of New England.