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Jeffs Finish Second Behind Williams at the Little III Champtionships
May 2, 2001

AMHERST, MA For the third consecutive year, the Amherst College men's golf team finished second to Williams College at the Little III Championships, held Wednesday, May 2 at the Hickory Ridge Golf Club. The morning round of the unique match-play event saw the Ephs jump out to 2_ to 1_ lead, thanks to strong play in the alternate-shot matches. Amherst was unable to overcome its early deficit, ultimately falling by a final tally of 7_ to 4_. Amherst did, however, defeat its other opponent, Wesleyan University, by a final score of 7 _ to 4 _.

The top performer for the Jeffs was sophomore Todd Ballaban (Thousand Oaks, CA), who went undefeated on the day. In alternate shot play, he and senior Mark Still (Devon, PA) teamed to defeat John McCoy and Ned May of Williams, 3 & 2. In the afternoon, Ballaban emerged victorious in an evenly fought battle with Williams' Bob Stanton, winning 1-up. Other highlights for the Jeffs included junior captain Mike Blaisdell (South Strafford, VT), who defeated John McCoy of Williams, 1-up, in the number-one singles match of the afternoon. Also in singles play, Amherst got a victory from junior John Frechette (Weston, MA), who defeated the Ephs' David Feigenbaum, 3 & 2.

Amherst Results:

Alternate Shot
Mihm - Feigenbaum (Wi) def. Frechette - Norqual (A), 7 & 5
Kelly - Bryniczka (We) def. Frechette - Norqual (A), 5 & 4
Volek - Franklin (A) vs. Stanton - Ervin (Wi), halved
Volek - Franklin (A) def. Hodge - Panezykowski (We), 2 up
Still - Ballaban (A) def. Mccoy - May (Wi), 3 & 2
Still - Ballaban (A) def. Antonucci - Blanchard (We), 3 & 2
Montgelas - Flink (Wi) def. Blaisdell - Collins (A), 2 & 1
Blaisdell - Collins (A) def. Diamond - Mills (We), 5 & 3

Singles:
Frechette (A) def. Feigenbaum (Wi), 3 & 2
Blanchard (We) def. Frechette (A), 3 & 2
Flink (Wi) def. Norqual (A), 6 & 5
Bryniczka (We) def. Norqual (A), 4 & 3
Ervin (Wi) def. Franklin (A), 2 & 1
Franklin (A) def. Panezykowski (We), 2 & 1
May (Wi) def. Collins (A), 5 & 4
Collins (A) def. Kelly (We), 2 & 1
Ballaban (A) def. Stanton (Wi), 1-up
Ballaban (A) def. Hodge (We), 9 & 7
Mihm (Wi) def. Still (A), 6 & 5
Still (A) vs. Mills (We), halved
Montgelas (Wi) def. Volek (A), 6 & 5
Diamond (We) def. Volek (A), 5 & 4
Blaisdell (A) def. McCoy (Wi), 1-up
Blaidell (A) def. Antonucci (We), 6 & 5