The New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) is a non-profit organization, which was first organized in 1934 at the Oakley Country Club in Watertown, Massachusetts. NEIGA is believed to be the largest gathering of collegiate players from different NCAA Divisions competing at the same location on a 36-hole layout. Twenty-eight New England colleges and universities are competing in the 2019 fall championship hosted at The Captains Golf Course in Brewster, Mass.
BABSON COLLEGE MEN WIN THE 85th ANNUAL NEIGA CHAMPIONSHIP
BATES COLLEGE WOMEN WIN THE 4TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP.
NIKO GIANELOS SHOOTS A TWO-DAY TOTAL OF 145 (1-OVER) TO BECOME THE OVERALL MEDALIST
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE JUNIOR PAULETTE ROMERO IS THE WOMEN’S MEDALIST
Brewster, Mass -- Teams from 28 colleges and universities across New England gathered at The Captains Course in Brewster, MA, on Sunday and Monday, October 20-21, 2019 for the 85th Annual Men’s and 4th Annual Women’s New England Intercollegiate Golf Championship. One hundred and thirty-seven golfers from Divisions II and III competed. The NEIGA was pleased to have Cleveland Golf / Srixon return as the ‘Presenting Sponsor”.
The New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) has been in existence since 1934 and includes member colleges and universities in New England and New York and is considered to be the oldest and largest college golf tournament.
Division III Babson College, under the leadership of Head Coach Jeff Page, shot a two-day total of 589 to win the overall championship by 15 strokes over Johnson & Wales University. Babson had the top 4 finishers in the tournament while Johnson & Wales had three players tie for 5th overall.
Bates College, under the leadership of first-year coach Henry Fall, and Husson University were tied after Round 1 and all players fought hard to the end which saw Bates capture the team title by two strokes (764-766).
Cleveland Golf/Srixon sponsored the long drive and closest to the pin competitions giving new Cleveland Laucher HB Hybrids to the ladies winners and Srixon Z U85 Driving Irons to the men’s winners. Winners of the long drive competitions were Ryan Zogby from Western New England University and Paulette Romero of American International College. Winners of the closest to the pin competitions were Eric Dugas of Husson University and Brooke Chapman of Suffolk University.
At the annual banquet before Round 1 of the Championship, multiple people were honored with special awards. The 2019 Guy Tedesco Award recipient was Springfield College senior Mike Strong. This award is given annually to the Outstanding New England College Golfer who displayed the qualities Guy Tedesco was noted for: unselfish leadership, outstanding talent, love of golf and willingness to promote positive aspects of golf to others.
The Gordon McCullough Award given to the “Coaches Honoree” was presented to Coach Reggie Grant of the University of Southern Maine.
UMass Dartmouth assistant coach Ed Craig, Jr. was the recipient of the George A. Jacobson Special Recognition Award.
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD WINS
THE 1ST ANNUAL WOMEN’S NEIGA CHAMPIONSHIP
ASSUMPTION WINS THE DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP AND GREYHOUND CATHERINE FRENCH IS OVERALL MEDALIST.
The NEIGA is proud of its relationship with Cleveland Golf/Srixon®.