BANGOR, Maine – After one day of competition at the 2016 North Atlantic Conference Championship at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course, the Castleton men's golf team sits in fourth place out of the conference's eight teams.
The Spartans shot a total score of 310 on the day, 26 strokes over par. Husson, the host institution for the tournament, leads the way after shooting 289—just five strokes over par as a team. Salem St. is in second, at 291 (+7), with the University of Maine at Farmington in third place with a total of 303 (+19). Maine Maritime and Johnson St. are tied for fifth, while MCLA and Green Mountain round out the board in seventh and eighth-place, respectively.
Zach Temple continued his strong play from the last tournament, shooting an even-par score of 71 on Saturday—good for fourth-place overall heading into Sunday's final round. Jacob Erwin shot a five-over 76 on Saturday, his lowest round of the season, to sit in second-place on the team after one day. Jon Benson posted the third-best score for the Spartans on Saturday, with an 80 (+9), while Jordan Ayer rounded out the scoring with an 83 (+12).
Salem St.'s Chad Alibozek leads all golfers after one round of play with a 68 (-3), while Husson's Daulton Wickenden is one stroke off Alibozek's pace (68, -2).
The second and final round begins tomorrow at 9 a.m.