One of the perks of playing college golf in New England is it offers an opportunity to play in warmer weather while the region endures cold temperatures.
Starting on Feb. 5, some of the Division 1 teams will tee it up to start their spring season. Golf is one of the rare college sports that compete in both the fall and the spring. However, the spring is weighted more heavily as the conference championships provide an opportunity for squads to earn an automatic spot into NCAA Regionals.
This set of 11 squads from New England in Division 1 collected some teams and individual wins in the fall. Vermont Amateur champion Bryson Richards (URI), Marcus Lim (Sacred Heart), and Brian Ma (Harvard) are three of the strongest players in New England who have the game to help their teams reach NCAA Regionals and possibly the national championship. They also have the game to qualify as individuals.
Boston College (131) and Yale (133) are the two highest-ranked local teams on Spikemark's rating system.
The season is a sprint. Now all these teams all hope to improve and peak for the final few events in April and May.