Golfers Advance to Nationals
In their first competitive season since 2000, the Northern Essex Community College golf team will send two individual qualifiers to the NJCAA Championships being held June 4th through 7th at the Chautauqua Country Club in Chautauqua, NY.
In what NECC golf coach Mike Dube described as, “British Open type conditions” over the two-day, 36-hole. Region 21 Golf Championship held at The Ranch Golf Club in Southwick, MA, Anthony Calvani (Amesbury) fired a two-day score of 166 (81-85) to tie for the individual medalist honors, losing out in a playoff for top honors. Brandon Mullarkey (Reading) finished third in the individual standings with a two-day score of 168 (81-87). By virtue of finishing among the top five individuals on a non-advancing team, both Calvani and Mullarkey punched their ticket to the national finals. The two were tied in second place following Tuesday’s first round.
Also competing for NECC was Jon Fiers (Salisbury), who finished with a two-day total of 185 (93-92).
NECC alum, Amesbury native and current head pro at Atkinson Country Club, Sean Chipman was the last to represent the college at the nationals as a member of the 2000 team.
Northern Essex Community College competes as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and sponsors nine varsity intercollegiate sports including baseball, men’s basketball, golf, softball, women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s cross country and men’s and women’s track and field. For more information on Northern Essex Community College Athletics please visit the official website of Northern Essex Athletics (www.neccknights.com).