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Club Golf Tees Off At Merrimack

Sean Talbot ‘15, Staff Writer 

New to the club sports scene at Merrimack Golf. It was started by two juniors, Brendan Martin and Sean Kelly. This semester the roster included twelve golfers but looks to expand next year.

When asked about the team and its first season Sean Kelly said,

The National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) hosted two tournaments this semester, the first April 5th and 6th at The Meadow in Peabody, where the team placed 5th out of 10 in the program’s first ever competition. Two golfers placed in the top 20 individually: Michael Hanley ‘15 tied for 12th and Brett Romkey ‘16 finished tied for 19th out of the 68 golfers. The team competes in the Northern New England League.

“Brendan [Martin] and I did what we could in the very short amount of time we were given to put a respectable team together that could compete in the very challenging league we joined,” Kelly said.

The team was unable to compete in the second competition due to its small budget, but hopes to be able to compete in a full slate of tournaments both semesters next year.

“Our goal is to have try-outs early in September, the idea is to have golfers play a round on Saturday and invite those who qualify back on Sunday and go from there,” Martin said. “Hopefully members of our community play a lot of golf this summer and can come ready to compete in September. I am very excited about the future success of the team. We have already received three emails from incoming freshmen who are very interested so we expect to have a competitive team next semester.”
Martin also mentioned that no present golfer is guaranteed to the fall roster to encourage competition in making the roster.

If you have any questions about the team, league benefits, or golf in general, contact Martin (martinb@merrimack.edu) or Kelly (kellys@merrimack.edu).

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