Skinner, Davis Earn All-Conference Honors at NECC Championship

Skinner, Davis Earn All-Conference Honors at NECC Championship

STOW, Mass. – First year golfers A.J. Skinner (Quincy, Mass.) and Colin Davis (Marshfield, Mass.) earned All-New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) accolades at the 2015 NECC Championship Tournament at Stow Acres Country Club. It was the first time in program history the Nighthawks had multiple players selected as Newbury finished with a two-day score of 715 (365-350).

Entering Sunday's second and final round Skinner found himself tied for fifth with an 80 but on day two of the championship, he leap-frogged into third place. The south shore native turned in a scorecard of a 75 to finish with a two-day score of 155 to earn All-Conference First Team honors. Additionally, he finished second in the field recording six birdies to go along with 15 pars in 36 holes.

Davis dropped six strokes from his first day score of an 87, carding an 81 on Sunday to finish tied for 10th with a two-day total of 168. With 11 pars and three birdies over the weekend, he also finished one-over on the par threes to earn All-NECC Second Team honors. In addition, Davis was selected to the conference first NECC Sportsmanship Team along with six others from the six other conference institutions.

Fellow first year Mark Travers (Norwood, Mass.) turned in a scorecard of a 90 on the second day to finish with a two-day total of 187 while first year Dawud Moragne (Makawao, Hawaii) finished with a two-day total of 205.

Babson College repeated as conference champions, finishing with a two-day team-score of 617 (313-304). Beavers first year Riley Whitham shot a one-under, 71, Sunday afternoon to finish with a two-day total of even par, 144 (73-71) to earn both the NECC Player and Rookie of the Year Awards.

For the first time in the young history of the conference, the NECC unveiled the "NECC Sportsmanship Team." The team is comprised of one selection from each institution. First year Colin Davis represented Newbury joining Babson's Chris Maguire, Becker's David Kann, Daniel Webster's Nasi Nikopolous, Elms' Brian Cowles, Mitchell's Matt Grudgen and Springfield's Greg Allen.

 

2015 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Men's Golf Championship
NECC Coach of the Year: Jeff Page (Babson)
NECC Rookie of the Year: Riley Whitham (Babson)
NECC Player of the Year: Riley Whitham (Babson)

Team Scores:
1. Babson - 617
2. Elms - 669
3. Becker - 699
4. Daniel Webster - 709
5. Springfield - 709
6. Newbury - 715
7. Mitchell – 774

 

2015 First Team All-Conference:
Riley Whitham,Babson
Ben Crawford, Babson
A.J .Skinner, Newbury
Mac Howey, Becker
Ian Notkin, Babson

 

2015 Second Team All-Conference:
Clint Goodwin, Daniel Webster
Brian Benson, Elms
Kyle Alexander, Babson
Travis Price, Springfield
Brian Cowles, Elms
Colin Davis, Newbury

 

2015 All-Sportsmanship Team:
Chris Maguire, Babson
David Kann, Becker
Nasi Nikopolous (Daniel Webster
Brian Cowles, Elms
Colin Davis, Newbury
Matt Grudgen, Mitchell
Greg Allen, Springfield