Sage competes at first ECAC Championship; Gators take 14th

Sage competes at first ECAC Championship; Gators take 14th

Hampden, MA---- The Sage Colleges men's golf team competed on Sunday at the 2011 ECAC Division III Championships at Hampden Country Club. The tournament was shortened from a two-day 36-hole event to just one day and 18 holes on Sunday after Saturday's action was rained out.

Salem State University won the 16 team event after shooting a 297 for the par 72 course, while Sage finished in 14th place with a 340 for the event. The medalist also from Salem State, Nick Zolotas carded a 70, two under par to win the event. The appearance at the tournament was a first for the Gators in the four-year history of the young program.

Next up for the Gators is the Sage Fall Invitational on October 15 at Sycamore Country Club (Ravena, NY) with a noon shotgun start.


Salem State University 297 Husson 298 Western New England 304 Endicott 306 Elms College 311UMass-Dartmouth 312 Nichols 319

Suffolk University 319

Springfield College 321

10. Castleton State 324

11. Westfield State 330

12. Johnson & Wales 335

13. Wentworth 339

14. Sage 340

15. Purchase College 343

16. MCLA 343

Sage's sophomore Zach Meade (Tupper Lake, NY/Tupper Lake) shot an 83 for the tournament, while junior Ian Pingelski (Cohoes, NY/Cohoes) had an 84. Junior Dan Schulz (Broadalbin, NY/Broadalbin Perth) carded a 85, while sophomore Rich Christman (Johnstown, NY/Johnstown) finished with an 88 as did sophomore Zach Sullivan (Ballston Spa, NY/Ballston Lake) added an 88.