CASTLETON, Vt. – After placing second overall at the 2016 North Atlantic Conference Championship, Castleton men's golf senior Zach Temple was named North Atlantic Conference First Team All-Conference in addition to his appointment to the NAC Sportsmanship Team.
Temple led the Spartans all season long en route to his third appearance on the NAC First Team, finishing with the best score on the team in seven of Castleton's ten matches to date. Temples best two-day finish of the season came at the NAC Championship, when the senior posted rounds of 71 (E) and 73 (+2) to finish just three strokes off the overall leader. At the ECAC Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship prior to the NAC Championship, Temple carded rounds of 75 (+3) and 70 (-2) to finish one-over par and in a tie for seventh place. In the season-opening meet at the Johnson St. Invitational, Temple was the overall winner with a score of 73—five strokes better than the runners-up.
In addition to his First Team All-Conference honors, Temple also earned a spot on the NAC Sportsmanship Team. The NAC Men's Golf Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the men's golf culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the golf playing rules and etiquette.
Husson's Daulton Wickenden was named NAC Golfer of the Year, while Austin Walters (Johnson St.) earned Rookie of the Year honors. Maine Maritime's Luke Olsen earned the Senior Scholar Athlete award, while UMF's Bob Timmons was voted as the Coach of the Year.
Castleton wraps up its fall season at the NEIGA Championships, which will be played in Brewster, Mass., on October 23-24.