With just over a month of play under their belt, the Fairfield University men’s and women’s golf teams have participated in a multitude of events across the season.

Both teams opened up their seasons with three of their own invitationals and tournaments. According to the official schedule of the men’s golf team, they started off the season with the Ryan T. Lee Memorial Collegiate on Sept. 10 and 11. The tournament saw Killian McGinley ‘23 tying for 16th place on the individual player leaderboard, playing two under par on the event. The Stags finished sixth out of seventeen teams attending. 

The men’s golf team rounded out their September with a sixth place finish in the Hartford Hawks Invitational and a seventh place finish in the Yale University-hosted MacDonald Cup, according to their schedule.

Regarding the MacDonald Cup, men’s and women’s golf head coach Doug Holub was quoted in a Mirror article from last year stating that it is “Not only is it a battle of skills, but it’s a battle of will, strength and determination.”

Ahead of the recent Sacred Heart Fall Classic, the men’s team began to find their footing, with the women’s team doing the same in different tournaments in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

According to the official women’s golf schedule, they began their campaign with the Boston College Intercollegiate in the final week of September. Addy Douglas ‘23 stole the show for the Stags, finishing the event with a nineteenth place finish overall out of ninety golfers, according to the event’s recap.

In the first week of October, the women’s golf team began to heat up with a first place tie at the Hartford Women’s Invitational. They shared the top honors with Merrimack College.  According to the official statistics page of the event, Sydney Nethercott ‘24 played the course near-perfectly with just six strokes over par, making her the golfer with the best score on the day.

In the Quinnipiac Classic on Oct. 10 and 11, Nethercott again took center stage as the highest performer for the Stags, with a sixth place overall finish according to the official stat website.

Most recently, however, the men’s and women’s golf teams took on the Sacred Heart Fall Classic, which was hosted at Great River Golf Course in Milford, Conn. on Oct. 16 and 17. 

For the men’s event, Fairfield University was pitted against Sacred Heart University themselves, Laval University, Saint Peter’s University, Iona University, Fordham University, Post University and Merrimack College, according to the website of the event

According to the same site, the women’s team faced off against the likes of Sacred Heart, Boston University, Merrimack, Laval, the University at Albany, the University of Hartford, Bryant University, Lehigh University and Stonehill College. 

During the event, the women’s team was able to earn themselves the third spot on the podium out of 10 total teams participating. According to the same official statistics website, Douglas found herself as the runner-up individual champion. She played two over par for the course, which found herself only one stroke behind Sacred Heart’s Chantal El Chaib. 

In the men’s event, Colin Summers ‘25 was able to secure the top spot on the day. According to the official recap of the event, Summers’ performance coupled with four other Stags placing in the top 25 on the day led Fairfield to tie for first place as a team with none other than Sacred Heart. 

Graduate student Jason Salameno scored two over par on the day, tying him at the seventh spot overall with PJ O’Rourke of Fordham. 

The men’s golf team capped off their fall season with a seventh-place tie at the Lehigh Invitational, with McGinley and Shane DeVincenzo ‘23 posting top-25 performances in the event, according to the official recap. The Stags tied with the College of the Holy Cross to finish in seventh place. 

The women’s golf Lehigh Invitational will take place Monday, Oct. 24 and Tuesday, Oct. 25. These events will last the entire day. 

According to the press release, events for the spring of 2023 will be announced in the coming months. Stay tuned to www.fairfieldstags.com for more of this information as the new season draws closer.

The women’s golf Lehigh Invitational results were not available at the time of this publishing, but The Mirror will continue to update the results once information becomes available. 

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