CRANSTON, R.I. – Amherst men's golf set two records in route to claiming first place in the Wildcat Spring Invitational Sunday afternoon when they finished with a score of 596 which was the lowest team score in tournament history, while Cole Vissicchio '20 was the medalist after notching the lowest score by an individual winner with a combined 143 on the weekend.
Vissicchio, who carded an even par (71) on day one, capped off the opening spring tournament for the Mammoths with a 72 on the second day to receive the tournament accolade. As a team, Amherst placed first through the opening 18 holes with a 297 mark and added two strokes on day two (299) to total out at 596 which was four strokes ahead of second place finisher Providence College. The hosts, Johnson & Wales, rounded out the top-three teams with a score of 605 after both days.
Erik Zetterstrom '22 cut eight strokes off his day one score to card a 72 on the final day, jumping 33 spots to tie himself for 13th overall in the tournament alongside Nicholas Kumamoto '20 who also finished with a combined 152 after 75 and 77 marks.
Will Lonnquist '20 finished day two +7 (78), tying him for 23rd overall and concluding the tournament with a score of 154. Jack Burlison '19 was a top finisher in day one when he secured a 75 mark before adding 10 strokes on day two, capping off the weekend with a combined 160
Johnson and Wales University and Providence College marked the most representation in the top-10 with three golfers apiece. Aside from Providence College's day two score, the Mammoths were the only team to finish under the 300 mark, doing so in both days of competition.
Amherst will be back in action next weekend, April 20-21, when the Purple & White travel to Williams College for the Williams Spring Opener before concluding their spring campaign hosting the Little Three Championships on Wednesday, April 24th.