Men's Golf Finish in Second at 2019 NAC Championship; Earn Program's 28th National Championship Bid

Men's Golf Finish in Second at 2019 NAC Championship; Earn Program's 28th National Championship Bid

OAKLAND, Maine - For the third time since joining the NCAA and the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) in the fall of 2003, the Husson University men's golf team took home runner-up honors after firing a 301 on day two of the 2019 NAC Championship at the Waterville Country Club. The 14-time NAC Champions finished six strokes ahead of the host school Thomas College to earn the NAC's automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division III National Championship for the fifth-straight year and the 13th time in the last 14 years.

The Eagles recieved the AQ, due in fact that the 2019 NAC Champion SUNY Delhi is NCAA Divsion III provisional member and are unable to accept the conference's automatic qualification bid to the national championship.

The Broncos earn the team title after recording a two-day score of 600 (295, 305), which was twelve strokes ahead of the Eagles. SUNY Delhi made par on 105 holes and led the field on par-3 and par-4 holes.

Husson notched 18 birdies over the weekend and finished with a total score of 612 (311, 301). Thomas finished third with a 618 (309, 309). Castleton (318, 312) shot 630 and finished fourth, followed closely by SUNY Canton (322, 313) in fifth with a team score of 635. Maine Maritime totaled 647 (328, 319) over two days for a sixth-place showing.

UMaine-Farmington finished in seventh with a score of 662 (336, 326), Northern Vermont-Johnson landed in eighth with a 705, (360, 345), and UMaine-Presque Isle finished ninth (392, 407) with a score of 799.

Eric Dugas earned medalist honors with a 36-hole score of 145 after completing the first day five shots behind the leader and seven-over par and became the tenth different Eagle golfer to win the NAC individual crown. His day-two score of 68 (two-under par) was the best single round of the weekend and a career single-round low. An Eagle golfer has now earned medalist honors in 12 of the 17 NAC Championships. 

Chris Kauppila had the best rookie performance of the weekend, with a two-day score of 150, while follow rookie Cade Charron tied for 14th with a 159 (78-81).

Bailey Nangle, who was playing in his first NAC Championship of his career fired a two-day score of 163 (84-79), which placed him in a three-way tie for 21st.

Nick Mazurek tied for 24th with a two-day card of 165 (79-86).

The Eagles return to links on October 20th and the 21st for the 85th Annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championship at The Captains Golf Course in Brewster, Mass.