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 NCAA Divisions I, II, III and Club competing at the same location on a 36-hole layout. Thirty-three New England colleges and universities competed in the 2016 fall championship hosted at The Captains Golf Course in Brewster, Mass.
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD WINS THE 1ST ANNUAL WOMEN’S NEIGA CHAMPIONSHIP
ASSUMPTION WINS THE DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP AND GREYHOUND CATHERINE FRENCH IS OVERALL MEDALIST.
Brewster, Mass – A rainout on Saturday turned the 1st Annual Women’s New England Intercollegiate Golf Championship into a one-day event and it was the University of Hartford that came out on top on the Starboard Course at The Captains Course in Brewster, MA.
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. The men will be entering their 83rd year and the women kicked off the first of hopefully many years to come.
Division I University of Hartford, under the leadership of Head Coach Pete Stankevich, won the overall championship with a team total of 335. They were led by senior Cora Bernier who shot a 7-over 79. Bernier was the Division I medalist by six shots over teammates Brittany Ferrante and Caitlin Maralack.
Assumption College, led by Head Coach Brandon Parker, won the Division II title with a score of 360. Freshman Catherine French shot a 78 to win the overall medalist by one shot over Bernier. Fellow freshman teammate Mia Raposa was the DII runner-up with an 81.
There were two closest to the pin contests sponsored by New Balance Golf. Jackie Gonzalez of Holy Cross and Taylor Rogers of Fairfield University were the two contest winners. The winners will receive a pair of New Balance golf shoes as will the entire University of Hartford team for winning the overall championship.
View recent and past NEIGA Tournament and Awards Ceremony photos and get a true experience of the spirit and rapport between teams and their members.