SUTTON, Mass. — Salem State senior Tom Grant (Mansfield) captured medalist accolades for the second consecutive season as he helped lift the Vikings to a one-stroke win at the MASCAC Men's Golf Championships held at Blackstone National Golf Course this afternoon.
The tournament which was shortened to nine holes due to today's inclement weather was scored on the front nine which held a par 36.
Salem State posted a team score of 165 to edge Westfield State (166) for the crown. Worcester State was third (173) followed by MCLA who had a sum of 213 strokes.
The Vikings claimed their 14th conference championship overall and fourth in the last five years since the tournament was restarted during the 2009-10 campaign after a 19 year hiatus.
Grant fired a 39 (+3) to pace the field followed by sophomore Stephen Parisse (Billerica) who recorded a score of 40 (+4) to tie for second with senior Tyler LaBonte (Brewster) and classmate Scott Walters (Okotoks, Alberta) of Westfield State.
The Trailblazers were led by junior Mitch Mullett (Pittsfield) who placed fifth with a 41 (+5) and senior Taylor Dunn (Williamstown) tied for sixth (42; +6). Junior David Rixham (Northbridge) and freshman Patrick Sharron (Boylston) also tied for sixth in the standings to pace the hosting Lancers.
Tying for 10th with cards of 43 (+7) included Worcester State junior Jackson Davis (Spencer), Salem State sophomore Cameron Daley (Duxbury) and freshman teammate Kevin Dyer (Beverly).
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