This past weekend, the men’s golf team traveled to Newington, Connecticut to compete in the Bill Detrick Invitational, a tournament hosted by conference-rival Trinity.
There, the Mammoths competed against nine teams, including NESCAC foes Tufts and Wesleyan and other foes such as Babson College and Manhattanville College.
After the first day’s competition, the Mammoths sat in fourth place with a team score of 16-over-par. Trinity’s first squad played exceptionally well, notching a combined score of 1-over-par on the tournament’s first 18 holes, while Babson and Tufts were second and third, respectively.
The Jumbos sat just three strokes ahead of the Mammoths.
Leading the squad, Will Lonnquist ’20 finished the day on the course with 73 strokes, putting him in fourth place in the individual competition. The next three scorers for the Mammoths finished the day with scores of 77, five-over-par. This trio was comprised of Jack Burlison ’19, Jeffery Herr ’20 and Nicholas Kumamoto ’20.
On the second day, however, the Mammoths improved their standing, edging out Tufts to claim bronze.
Amherst posted a team total of 304 strokes, the exact same as Saturday’s tally, with Lonnquist scoring 74 on Sunday and the fifth scorer, Cameron Clark ’20, improving his score by two strokes to 80.
Overall, Amherst’s consecutive rounds of 304 showcased both the squad’s overall consistency as well as the continued development of the junior class, which comprises half of the Mammoth’s roster.
Next week, the Mammoths will travel to Middlebury, Vermont to compete in the Duke Nelson Invitational, a two-day event beginning on Saturday, Sept. 15.