John Abbott Recognized as CCC Golfer of the Week

John Abbott Recognized as CCC Golfer of the Week

CCC Release

Higganum, Conn. native led Western New England at Williams Fall Invitational, finishing in a tie for sixth place

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (September 26, 2016) – Junior John Abbott (Higganum, Conn.) of the Western New England University men's golf team has been named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Golfer of the Week following his performance over the weekend at the Williams Fall Invitational.

Abbott fired a team-best 149 at the Invitational, which was held at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass., finishing in a four-way tie for sixth place in the 90-player field. Abbott's four-over par 75 had him in a tie for tenth place following round one action on Saturday. He shaved one stroke off his round one score on Sunday, climbing into a tie for sixth place after turning in a three-over 74 during round two. Abbott's five birdies over the two rounds led the Golden Bears and were tied for the third most in the tournament.

Western New England placed eighth of 18 teams at the Invitational with a two-day score of 639. The Golden Bears followed up Saturday's 318 with a 321 during round two play on Sunday.

Western New England will be off next weekend, before returning to action on October 4-5 at the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Fall Qualifier, hosted by Eastern Nazarene College at South Shore Country Club in Hingham, Mass.