Golf Wins Andover Invitational and Remains Undefeated

On Saturday at the 14th annual Andover Invitational held at the Newport Country Club, the varsity golf team recorded the lowest score (303) in the eight-team tournament to capture the Newport Cup for the first time since 2014.

Since in the inception of the invitational in 2005, Deerfield has won the Cup six times, the first time the Cup was brought back to the Pioneer Valley was in 2008.  The Big Green owned the trophy from 2011-2014, when they enjoyed a four-year winning streak.  In addition, last weekend the team returned the Cup to Albany Road for the sixth time in its history.

On Saturday, senior captain Lowell Weil led the way for the Big Green scoring a 74.  There was a three-way tie for the tournament’s medalist that goes to the player(s) with the lowest score. Weil shared the medalist honor with Hotchkiss’ Michael Gillis ’18 and Salisbury’s Eric Ash ’19, who also shot a 74 at Newport.

Rounding out the Deerfield team score was Kimberly Stafford ’19 (77), Ben Hirsch ’18 (83), Garrett Moe ‘19 (76), and James Whiteley ’20 (76).  Collectively, the team posted a 303, which was eleven strokes ahead of second place finisher Taft (312).

This season, the Big Green golf squad remains undefeated and their season record sits at 9-0 as they march into the final quarter of their regular season matches.  Next up, is a head-to-head match-up with neighboring NMH, scheduled for a 2:30pm tee time tomorrow at Crumpin Fox.

Go Big Green!

Invitational Team Rankings:

  1. Deerfield – 303
  2. Taft – 312
  3. Salisbury – 315
  4. Hotchkiss – 318
  5. Exeter – 323
  6. Loomis – 325
  7. Andover – 329
  8. Tabor – 359

Individual Scores:

  1. Lowell Weil – 74
  2. Kimberly Stafford – 77
  3. Ben Hirsch – 83
  4. Garrett Moe – 76
  5. James Whiteley – 76

Andover Invitational History:

2005: Andover – 513.3

2006: Choate – 490

2007: Taft – 319

2008: Deerfield – 303

2009: Taft – 325

2010: Exeter – 314

2011: Deerfield – 310

2012: Deerfield – 331

2013: Deerfield – 299

2014: Deerfield – 299

2015: Exeter – 313

2016: Exeter – 298

2017: Loomis & Taft – 306

2018: Deerfield – 303

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