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Wesleyan Golf Hosts Little Three Championships at TPC River Highlands

Photo by Steve McLaughlin
Photo by Steve McLaughlin

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. – The Wesleyan University golf team hosted the Little Three Championships at the TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Conn. for the first-time ever on Wednesday. Amherst College prevailed in the rainy conditions and was crowned Little Three champs by defeating both Williams College (6.5 – 5.5) and Wesleyan (11.5 – 0.5).

The Little Three Championship features a unique format in which each school fields a team of eight players. In the morning, the teams are divided into four, two-player teams, for an alternate shot match play. The team that wins the match is awarded a point. In the afternoon, the eight golfers from each school compete individually in single match play. The Little Three champion is the team that has the better head-to-head record against the other two programs.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • In the other head-to-head matchup, Williams defeated Wesleyan, 12-0.
  • The Cardinals' fourth group in the morning alternate shot match play, consisting of sophomores Elliot Witdorchic and Saadia Naeem, halved their matchup against Jack Burlison and Jeffrey Herr of Amherst. They were the lone Cardinal two-some to earn points.
  • In singles play later in the afternoon, Wesleyan was held without a point while the Ephs and Mammoths battled it out for first place. Amherst would prevail by taking 5-of-8 singles matches en route to the one-point victory over Williams.

UP NEXT:

  • Wesleyan will return to action this weekend with the two-day Middlebury Invitational beginning Saturday, April 28, as well as the two-day Williams Women's Invitational which also begins Saturday and concludes Sunday, April 29.