Amherst Wins NESCAC Championship
Three Golfers Named to All-NESCAC Team

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Competing in the NESCAC Championship this past weekend at Williams, Amherst claimed a first-place finish and three of the five members of the All-NESCAC Team. All five Lord Jeff golfers placed in the top-25 of the tournament for a 621 composite score.

Senior Co-Captain Erik Hardenbergh (Wayland, MA)led all golfers by scoring a 74 on Day 1 and following up with a 75 for a 149 top score. Fellow Captain David Fiorentino (Winchester, MA) was close behind with a two-day total of 156, while sophomore Joe Graceffa (Augusta, ME) rounded out the All-Leaguers with a 157, tied for 4th place.

Ryan Szczepanik (Kensington, CT) tied at 9th place just two strokes behind Graceffa while rookie Bob Lutzker (Washington, DC) debuted in the league with a 169 for 21st place.


Team Finishes
1. Amherst		621
2. Williams		633
3. Hamilton		639
4. Trinity		667
5. Colby		681
6. Middlebury		685
7. Tufts		685
8. Bates		690
9. Wesleyan		692
10. Bowdoin		no team score


All-NESCAC Team
Pl.	Name-School			Rd1	Rd2	Total
1.	Erik Hardenbergh-Amh		74	75	149
2.	Mike Szkodzinski-Wms		75	77	152
3.	David Fiorentino-Amh		76	80	156
4.	Chris Sheehan-Trin		79	78	157
	Joe Graceffa-Amh		81	76	157

also finishing for Amherst
9.	Ryan Szczepanik			79	80	159
21	Bob Lutzker			86	83	169

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