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NECC Golf Tournament Raises Funding for Athletic Programs

Submitted by on September 1, 2021 – 5:50 pm


The winning team (l to r): Jeremy Tabb, Paul Hamilton, Ron Caswell, and Rob O’Connell.

Haverhill, MA (September 1, 2021) —The Northern Essex Community College Athletic Department in conjunction with the NECC Foundation held its 4th annual golf tournament on Monday August 30th at Renaissance Golf Club. The 18-hole shotgun scramble event benefits the Athletics department and is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Knights.  The event raised over $18,000 in support of the NECC athletic programs.

“We had a great day and thanks to everyone who came out to make this our most successful tournament to date,” NECC’s Director of Athletics Dan Blair said.  “The event is growing each year and we had tremendous turnout from alumni this year.”

The rain held off and the sun shined in the afternoon for the field of 134 golfers.  The event also featured over 40 sponsors.

Top team honors after posting a score of 60 (-12) went to Ron Caswell, Jeremy Tabb, Paul Hamilton and Rob O’Connell. The team of Steve Richards, Frank Ricciardi, Dan Sampson, and Joe Wilson took home second place with a score of 61 (-11).

On course contest winners were:

Men’s Longest Drive: Colby Maiola ‘16
Women’s Longest Drive: Cathy Landry
Men’s Closest to the Pin: Jim Powers
Women’s Closest to the Pin: Claudia Soo Hoo
Par 3 Challenge: Tom Mortimer

For additional information contact Dan Blair, director of athletics at or call 978-556-3820.

NECC competes as a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) and sponsors eight varsity intercollegiate sports including baseball, men’s basketball, 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.