Castleton Golf Battles Tough Conditions at USM Fall Classic

Castleton Golf Battles Tough Conditions at USM Fall Classic

GORHAM, Maine – Dealing with rain at the start of the day and wind throughout its time on the course Sunday, the Castleton University men's golf team ended up in eighth place at the USM Fall Classic, hosted by the University of Southern Maine at the Gorham Country Club.

Jon Benson led the Spartans, shooting a season-best 76 (+5) to end the day in a tie for ninth place in the individual standings. Jordan Ayer also shot his best single-round score of the year, posting an opening-round total of 77 (+6) to move into a tie for 11th place.

Back in the Castleton lineup for the first time since the season-opening Johnson State Invitational, Darwin Norris shot 88 (+17) to finish the day in 43rd place, one stroke ahead of teammate Thomas Kingsley in 44th place after shooting 89 (+18). Caleb Fizer finished in 45th place with a first-round score of 92 (+21).

As a team, Castleton combined for a total of 330 (+46), finishing in eighth place. With five golfers among the top six, Husson won the tournament by 28 strokes with a score of 286 (+2). Daulton Wickenden and Mackenzie Chow of the Eagles tied with Cameron Letourneau of St. Joseph's (Me.) for the individual title after shooting one-under-par 70.

Castleton heads to Pittsfield, Mass., next Sunday and Monday, Oct. 15-16, for the 2017 North Atlantic Conference Golf Championships, hosted by NAC affiliate member MCLA at the Berkshire Hills Country Club. 

NOTE: This release was updated after the cancellation of Monday's final round.