PITTSFIELD, Mass. – Worcester State University's senior golfer, Michael Jezierski (Thompson, Conn.) paced the Lancers as he came in second place of 18 golfers this afternoon at the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Championships, hosted by MCLA at the Berkshire Hills Country Club.
October 3, 2017
Berkshire Hills Country Club
6,600 yards- Par 72
1st Place: Salem State (305)
2nd Place: Westfield State (312)
3rd Place: MCLA (360)
4th Place: Worcester State (362)
WORCESTER STATE GOLFERS
The Salem State University golf team swept both the team and individual honors this afternoon. The Vikings turned in a team score of 305 to outdistance Westfield State by seven shots. Viking senior Chad Alibozek (Adams, Mass.) took home medalist honors with a one over par score of 73.
Alibozek led all five Vikings, who all shot 79 or better. The long hitting senior went out in two over par 37 before heating up on the back nine. Alibozek parred the first two holes on the inward nine before birdieing the par 4, 12th hole. He bogeyed the thirteenth hole, but then got that shot back with a birdie on the difficult par 5, 15th hole. He would make a great par save on 16 before having routine pars on the last two holes to shoot his 73.
Alibozek held off Worcester State's Jezierski who shot a 75. Jezierski turned in 36, but couldn't get enough momentum going to catch Alibozek. Jezierski had a birdie on the 15th hole as well, however it was sandwiched around a pair of bogeys. Jezierski was the defending champion as he claimed the title last year.
Salem State's Nick Stone finished solo third while teammate Ryan Swart and Westfield's Garrett Desmond each shot 77. Owl teammates Mike Sarkis and Ryan Koczela each posted 78, while Salem's Reed Bourgeois and Eric Powers came in with 79's.
The Lancers will travel to the Valley Country Club next weekend (Oct. 14-15) to take part in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championships.