Klopfer Leads Mariners to Fifth Place Finish at NAC Championship

Klopfer Leads Mariners to Fifth Place Finish at NAC Championship

BANGOR, Maine -- Maine Maritime Academy golf shot 321 on day two of the North Atlantic Conference Championship to take fifth place overall among the eight teams, with a combined score of 641 at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course on Sunday.

Sophomore Erich Klopfer (Palm Harbor, Fla.) shot two strokes lower on day two (76) to place 11th overall (154 +12). Sophomore Joseph Moir (Bangor, Maine) placed 20th (77, 80). Freshman Chance Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) finished 24th, cutting four strokes off his total from day one, to shoot an 80 on day two, just ahead of teammate junior Karson Eaton (Mapleton, Maine) in 25th (81, 85). Junior Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) rounded out the Mariner five, in 31st (87, 86).

Husson University held a two-stroke advantage after the opening day of play and never looked back, as the Eagles claimed their 11th NAC Men's Golf Championship title in 13 years with a two-day total of 584.

Husson recorded a 289 in the opening round before posting a 295 on the final day to secure an automatic berth to the 2017 NCAA Championship. Salem State posted a 610 to take runner-up honors, while UMaine-Farmington followed with 616 for third and Castleton took fourth just two strokes behind the Beavers with a 618.

Rounding out the field were Johnson State in sixth (647), MCLA in seventh (654), and Green Mountain in eighth (772).

Husson's Daulton Wickenden turned in the best score of the tournament with a 141 (69, 72), while Castleton's Zachary Temple was just three strokes behind for a total score of 144 (71, 73). Husson's Mackenzie Clow and Philip Thome came in third and fourth with a 145 (72, 73) and a 147 (74, 73), respectively. Chad Alibozek of Salem State tallied a 148 (68, 80) earning him the fifth spot.

To view the final results please click HERE. A video recap of Day 2 will be made available tomorrow afternoon. To view a video recap of Day 1, click HERE.

The Mariners wrap up their fall competition, and will return to play in a handful of events in the spring.