Men's Golf

Salem State Claims the 2017-18 MASCAC Men's Golf Championship

Salem State Claims the 2017-18 MASCAC Men's Golf Championship
Pittsfield, MA - The Salem State University golf team swept both the team and individual honors this afternoon at the 2017 MASCAC Championship hosted by MCLA at the Berkshire Hills Country Club in Pittsfield, MA.  The Vikings turned in a team score of 305 to outdistance Westfield State by seven shots. Viking senior Chad Alibozek (Adams, MA) took home medalist honors with a one over par score of 73.  
 
Alibozek led all five Vikings, who all shot 79 or better.  The long hitting senior went out in two over par 37 before heating up on the back nine.  Alibozek parred the first two holes on the inward nine before birdieing the par 4, 12th hole.  He bogeyed the thirteenth hole, but then got that shot back with a birdie on the difficult par 5, 15th hole.  He would make a great par save on 16 before having routine pars on the last two holes to shoot his 73.  
 
Alibozek held off Worcester State's Mike Jezierski who shot a 75.  Jezierski turned in 36, but couldn't get enough momentum going to catch Alibozek.  Jezierski had a birdie on the 15th hole as well, however it was sandwiched around a pair of bogeys.  Jezierski was the defending champion as he claimed the title last year.
 
Salem State's Nick Stone finished solo third while teammate Ryan Swart and Westfield's Garrett Desmond each shot 77.  Owl teammates Mike Sarkis and Ryan Koczela each posted 78, while Salem's Reed Bourgeois and Eric Powers came in with 79's.
 
MCLA finished third while Worcester State was fourth.  The Trailblazers were led by Reese Dwyer's 81.  Jezierski paced the Lancers while Eddie Peladeau shot 81.
 
Final Scores
Chad Alibozek
Salem State
73
Mike Jezierski
Worcester State
75
Nick Stone
Salem State
76
Ryan Swart
Salem State
77
Garrett Desmond
Westfield
77
Mike Sarkis
Westfield
78
Ryan Koczela
Westfield
78
Reed Bourgeois
Salem State
79
Eric Powers
Salem State
79
Mateo Godek
Westfield
80
Reese Dwyer
MCLA
81
Eddie Peladeau
Worcester State
81
Josh Fortier
MCLA
84
Kyle Fairbanks
Westfield
87
Liam Nolan
MCLA
89
Mike Manning
Worcester State
91
Gabe Evans
MCLA
106
Zack Grenon
Worcester State
115

 

Release courtesy of MCLA Sports Information