Men's Golf Ready for Fall Swing
September 19, 2006
A LOOK BACK: 2005-06
The Amherst men's golf team posted six top-10 finishes in 10 tournaments over its 2005-06 swing. The fall season began with the Duke Nelson Invitational and the Williams Invitational, where Amherst placed 17th and 19th, respectively. At the NESCAC Championships, the team played well and finished in sixth place, while junior Sean Jules earned fifth place individually and first team All-NESCAC honors. The Jeffs finished up the fall with a tie for 22nd at the 71st Annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championships. Jules led again, with a 78-79-157 to tie for 42nd overall.
Spring opened with the Jeffs’ 10th-place showing at the 20th Annual Joseph C. Palamountain Invitational, where junior Andy Bruns led the team shooting 81-81-163 and tied for 29th place. The 33rd Annual Lou Flumere Invitational resulted in two more ties: the team tied for 13th place, and Bruns shared 21st with first-year Chris Valentine. The Williams Invitational saw first-year Will Collins shoot 84, place 38th, and lead Amherst to yet another tie, for ninth, at its spring opener. The season closed with a third-place finish at the Little Three Championships.
The Jeffs bid farewell to graduates David Litt and Keith Zalaski. Litt and Zalaski made great contributions as both team members and co-captains, and led by example in terms of hard work and sportsmanship.
Senior co-captains Jules and Bruns return to lead the Jeffs through a challenging slate. With classmate Drew Russ, they'll form a solid foundation for the team this season. Juniors Jesse Corradi and Judd Olanoff should factor into the scoring for the Jeffs this year, and will be nice additions. Returning sophomores Chris Valentine, Glenn Wong and Will Collins will contribute for the Jeffs this year. And, the team boasts lots of new talent, welcoming rookies Nicholas Sugoi, Michael Kellett, Samuel Swenson, Adam Shniderman and Cornelius Banta, Jr.