Hogan leads Spartan golfers to a third place finish

Ben Hogan chips away at a recent tournament. Hogan led the Spartans with a score of 156 at the NAC Championship.
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The Castleton men’s golf team finished third in the North Atlantic Conference championship on the weekend of Oct. 18 and 19 at the Black Swan Country Club in Georgetown, Mass.

Senior Ben Hogan led the Spartans; shooting 156 (77, 79) over the course of the weekend.

Hogan felt preparation was key to his success at the NAC Championship.

“I focused on rest, we had a particularly long season and I was a little burnt out by that time. I just focused on recovery, when you’re playing a lot every day it’s mentally draining,” Hogan said.

He was not the only Spartan whom’s preparation served them well over the weekend.

Juniors Justin Del Bianco and Jack Ralbovsky shot 158 (78, 80) and 160 (81, 79) over the weekend respectively.

Hogan finished 4th overall, while Del Bianco finished 8th, and Ralbovsky tied for 11th.

Hogan’s performance at the Championships lifted him to first team all NAC honors, while Del Bianco and Ralbovsky received second team honors.    Sophomore, Zach Temple,was not given any conference accolades, despite registering the conferences lowest score average.  

Coach Reggie Colomb received Coach of the Year honors, helping lead the team to its highest finish in the NAC championship since 2010.


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