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Fifth Annual NECC Athletics Golf Tournament Raises $20,000 for Student-Athletes

Submitted by on August 30, 2022 – 5:39 pm
View of well manicured golf course

Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill

Haverhill, MA (August 30, 2022) – On Monday August 29th the Northern Essex Community College Athletics Department in conjunction with the NECC Foundation held their 5th annual golf tournament at the Renaissance Golf Club in Haverhill.

Thanks to a sell out crowd of 144 golfers and over 40 event sponsors the tournament was the most successful in the events five-year history generating over $20,000 to directly support the student-athletes at NECC. Funds generated from this year’s tournament will be used to provide new equipment in the athletic training room, enhanced video production and team travel enhancements, along with assisting general operations.

“We couldn’t have asked for any better weather out on the course today, everyone had a great day. Special thank you to all the golfers and sponsors that made this year’s event so successful. And thank you to staff at Renaissance for helping us put on a great event,” stated NECC Athletic Director Dan Blair.

The tournament awarded prizes to the top three teams in the event as well as prizes for longest drive, closest to the pin and a target hole.

The first-place team Todd Fitzgerald, Dana Iannalfo, Dennis Lahaye and Shawn Kelly captured top honors with score of 58 (-14). The second and third place teams both shot a 59 (-13). Second place went to Matt Whitmarsh, John Whitmarsh, Matt Marmen and Jon Skonieki. Third place went to Ron Caswell, Jeremy Tab, Rob O’Connell and Paul Hamilton.

Contest winners were:

Tara McManus – Women’s Closest to the Pin (25’7”) and Longest Drive
Colie Ryan – Men’s Closest to the Pin (6’)
Josh Kanter – Men’s Longest Drive
Mike Murphy – 10th Hole Closest to the Target (9’)

After a record-breaking year in 2021-22 which saw Knights’ Athletics team capture three MCCAC Championships, two Region 21 Championships and one Northeast District Championship, NECC will officially kick off the 2022-23 campaign on Wednesday September 7th when men’s soccer travels to Southern Maine Community College.