Penmen Lead NE-10 Men’s Golf Championship After Opening Round

Penmen Lead NE-10 Men’s Golf Championship After Opening Round


October 4, 2015

Chatfield, Clare Tied for First Among Individuals


ENDICOTT, N.Y. – Southern New Hampshire leads defending champion Bentley by one stroke for the top team spot after the opening round of the 2015 Northeast-10 Men's Golf Championship at En-Joie Golf Club, hosted by Le Moyne. Bentley's Brett Chatfield and Le Moyne's John Clare are tied for the individual lead after the first round.

The Penmen posted a team score of 290 (+2) to hold the top position, just ahead of the Falcons' 291 (+3) overall score. Leading Southern New Hampshire on the par 72 course were reigning NE-10 medalist Jake Nutter (pictured) and John Clancy, posting top-5 scores of 71 and 72, respectively.

Chatfield and Clare both shot a two-under par 70 to lead a field of 50 golfers from 10 different NE-10 teams. Rounding out the rest of the top-5 were Saint Rose's Michael Pilkington and Bentley's Malcolm Oliver.

Following the Penmen and Falcons in the team leaderboard, Saint Rose and Le Moyne came in tied at No. 3 with a total score of 297. Assumption was fifth with a 313 team score, followed closely by Franklin Pierce in sixth with a 314. Saint Anselm, American International, Adelphi and Saint Michael's rounded out the remaining field.

The final round of championship play will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday morning.

The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.