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Amherst College Men's Golf

Jeffs Second to Williams at Little Three Championships
May 1 - Amherst took home second place at the Little Three Menís Golf Championships, held at Wesleyan University on Wednesday afternoon. Williams College claimed its fifth consecutive team title, while host Wesleyan finished at the bottom of the pack. Sophomore sharpshooter Mike Valentine paced the Jeffs with singles wins against both Wesleyan and Williams. Full Story

Jeffs 11th at District 1 Shootout, Hosted by Williams
April 28 - The Amherst menís golf team finished 11th at the 2003 District 1 Shootout, hosted by Williams College at the Taconic Golf Club on Saturday and Sunday. Amherst sophomore Justin Sharaf shot a 79 on Saturday and finished with a 160 total to tie for 34th place individually. Full Story

Volek Leads Jeffs to Ninth Place Finish at 30th-Annual Lou Flumere Invitational, Hosted by Bentley
April 25 - Senior co-captain Jude Volek fired a 78 on Thursday - including a sizzling 38 on the back-nine - to lead the Amherst menís golf team to a ninth-place finish at the 30th-Annual Lou Flumere Invitational, hosted by Bentley College at the Stow Acres Country Club. Volek tied for ninth place individually, just two strokes behind Babsonís Fabio Silvagni and Harvardís Andrew Klein, who posted matching rounds of 76 to claim medallist honors. Full Story

Men's Golf Eighth at Palamountain Invitational
April 21 - The Amherst men's golf team opened its spring slate with an eighth place finish at the Palamountain Invitational hosted by Skidmore College on Monday. St. Lawrence University fired a 310 to notch the top spot. Sophomore Mike Valentine shot a 79 to pace the Jeffs. Full Story

Sharaf Leads Jeffs to 25th Place Showing at NEIGA Fall Championships
October 24 - Sophomore Justin Sharaf paced the Amherst men's golf team at the NEIGA Fall Championships, held Monday and Tuesday at the par 72 Captains Golf Course, firing a 78-77-155 to lead the Jeffs to a 25th place finish in a competitive 47-team field. For his efforts, Sharaf Ė who also earned Second-Team All-NESCAC honors earlier this fall Ė was named to the tournament's Team New England. Full Story

Sharaf Named Second-Team All-NESCAC
October 16 - After firing a two-day score of 153 and leading the Jeffs to a fifth-place showing at the NESCAC Men's Golf Championship Tournament Ė held September 28-29 at Middlebury College's Ralph Myhre Golf Course Ė Amherst sophomore Justin Sharaf was named Second-Team All-NESCAC on the strength of his eighth-place individual finish. Sharaf was one of just two underclassmen named to the conference's second team, along with Bowdoin sophomore Asam Mackie. Full Story

Jeffs Fifth at WNEC Invitational
October 10 - The Amherst men's golf team finished fifth at the Western New England College Invitational on Thursday behind the standout play of sophomore Justin Sharaf and senior co-caption Todd Ballaban, who tied for 18th place with matching scores of 80. The Jeffs finished with a team total of 326. Salem State College took home the title with a combined score of 300. Full Story

Jeffs Fifth at NESCAC Championship
September 29 - The men's golf team fired a two-day total of 633 to finish fifth at the NESCAC Golf Championship hosted by Middlebury College. The hosts notched the top spot with a 613 while Williams College took second place, just one stroke behind. Sophomore Justin Sharaf paced the Jeffs with an eighth-place finish. Full Story

Jeffs 14th at Rain-Shortened Williams Invitational
September 22 - The men's golf team fell victim to heavy rains and tough competition over the weekend at the Williams College Invitational, drawing a 15th-place overall finish. Emory University paced the strong field, taking home the title in an event shortened due to inclement weather. Host Williams College finished in fourth place. Full Story

Men's Golf 14th at Season-Opening Duke Nelson
September 16 - The men's golf team opened its season over the weekend firing a two-day total of 641 to finish in 14th place at the Duke Nelson Tournament held at Middlebury College. Little Three rival Williams College shot a 602 to take home the title. Full Story


2002-03 Milestones