Men's Golf Prevails in Playoff to Take NE-10 Crown

Men's Golf Prevails in Playoff to Take NE-10 Crown


When and Where: October 4-5, 2015 – Endicott, N.Y. (En-Joie Golf Course, Par-72-6670 yards)
Southern New Hampshire (290-291-581) – 1st/10

The Southern New Hampshire University men's golf team downed Le Moyne College in a playoff to capture the 2015 Northeast-10 Men's Golf Championship Monday after the two teams finished tied for first.

The playoff was decided on the 345-yard, par 4 10th hole.  Le Moyne posted four pars and a bogey on the hole, with the low score dropped, while Jake Nutter (Bedford, N.H.) birdied the hole to go along with three pars and a double bogey for the Penmen to claim the crown.

Freshman Gavin Dugas (Pittsfield, Maine) led Southern New Hampshire and earned NE-10 Rookie of the Year honors as well as being named to the All-Conference First Team.  He tied for the round two lead with a four-under 68 and finished with a two-day total of 142 (-2) to finish third overall, two shots behind medalist John Clare of Le Moyne.  Dugas posted five birdies and just one bogey in Monday's round.

Three other Penmen earned NE-10 All-Conference honors as well.  Joshua LaCasse (Bow, N.H.) finished tied for sixth, shooting a 72 on Monday and recording a two-day total of 145.  John Clancy (Sandwich, Mass.) placed eighth, registering a 74 Monday and finishing two-over 146 for the tournament, while Nutter tied for ninth at 148 after registering a 77 in round two.

SNHU coach Matt Arvanitis was also named the Northeast-10 Coach of the Year for the first time in his career.

 - The men's golf championship for Southern New Hampshire is its first NE-10 crown since capturing back-to-back titles in 2001 and 2002.
 - Defending champion Bentley University finished third, three shots behind SNHU and Le Moyne.  The College of Saint Rose (599) and Assumption College (624) rounded out the top five.
 - The title earns SNHU an automatic berth into next spring's NCAA Atlantic/East Regional, which will be held May 2-4 at Timber Banks Golf Club in Baldwinsville, N.Y. 

What's Next:

Men's golf is back in action Friday and Saturday at the Saint Rose Fall Shootout.

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