Banfield, golf team end season with top-5 finish

The Captain’s Golf Course in beautiful, Brewster, Mass. played host to the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association championship on Oct. 18 and 19. It is considered the largest and oldest college golf tournament ever. More than 182 golfers from NCAA Divisions I through III turned out for the competition to compete together. In the midst of the 31 teams was the Castleton Men’s Golf team. The squad finished 16th in the overall tournament standings and fifth among the 21 Division III teams. The Spartans had a two-day total of 638 (315, 323). Husson led Division III with a two-day total of 613.

Pacing Castleton was junior and 2010 North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year, Will Banfield, who shot back-to-back rounds of 76. His two-day total of 152 was only four-over par.

Caslteton finished its up and down season with some questions.

“We had our moments,” said junior Cam Wood. “[The season] was inconsistent is all I can really say.”

On Oct. 9 and 10, the Spartans finished second in the six-team NAC Championship.

“Some people started playing better towards the end of the regular season,” Wood continued. “It was tough for all of us to get going together.

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