WATERBURY, Vt.- The Castleton University men's golf team held off a late charge from NVU-Johnson on Sunday afternoon to claim fourth place at the 2018 North Atlantic Conference Championship held at the Country Club of Vermont in Waterbury.
The Spartans shot a two-day team total of 668 to hold on to the fourth-place spot for both days of competition, though NVU-Johnson was right on their heels with a fifth-place finish at 674. Husson University claimed their fourth consecutive NAC Championship title with a team score of 619, while SUNY Delhi placed second at 622 and Salem State finished third at 634.
Nicholas Ojala was Castleton's top finisher at the event, finishing tied for seventh overall in the field of 54 golfers. The freshman shot 78-78-156 to finish eight shots off the leader. Jacob Erwin was second on the squad, firing rounds of 84-80-164 to finish tied for 13th overall. Tripp Norris posted scores of 85-87-172 to finish 26th, while Jordan Ayer went 85-91-176 and Caleb Fizer shot 98-93-191.
SUNY-Delhi's Daniel Christy claimed individual medalist honors, posting scores of 75-73-148 to top the field by two strokes. Salem State's Justin Serowik (74-76-150) finished tied for second with Husson's Taylor Morang (74-76-150), while day-one leader Gavin Dugas (Husson) fell to sixth place overall (72-83-155).
The tournament concludes play for the season for the Spartans, who recorded their highest finish at the NAC Championship since 2016 when they finished fourth.