NECC Observer

The student news website of Northern Essex Community College, Haverhill and Lawrence, Mass.

NECC golf team prepares for nationals

Due to COVID restrictions this past year, the golf program has not been able to get their season going.

There were a lot of question marks in early March and they weren’t even sure if playing matches this year was going to be possible.

The NECC Golf roster is small this year, with only four players attending matches. Three of those players happen to also play baseball at NECC.

Outfielder Nick White and right handed pitchers Todd Tringale and Tom Cattaneo are the three
athletes who will be playing both baseball and golf this spring.

White is a spark plug on the course, spinning his chip shots left and right like the great Phil Mickelson. The fourth member of the team is John Messina, a long driving machine witha great touch on the greens.

Home matches are usually played at Atkinson Country Club in New Hampshire, a beautiful course with
a par 3 9 hole and full 18.

Coach Dube has hopes of scheduling a few matchesbefore June, but there is nothing planned for now.

Since the season was cut short becauseof COVID, NECC receives an automatic bid to the NJCAA national championship in early June.

The championship is played during the week of June 7th-11th at Chautaqua Golf Club in upstate New York.

Editor’s Note: Thomas Cattaneo is a member of the baseball and golf teams at NECC.