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NCCGA teams continue team-based play with Nextgengolf City Tour

By Oliver Mauk

NCCGA season might be over, but club teams from around the country are continuing to play team golf over the summer with the Nextgengolf City Tour. These tournaments are a great way to stay competitive over the summer, while giving team members the opportunity to network with local young professionals and have fun playing the game they love. 

Northeastern University and MIT club golf teams participated in the Boston City Tour at Red Tail Golf Club, and Slippery Rock competed at Old Stonewall Golf Club in Pittsburgh. The events are still team based like NCCGA tournaments, but the format is different. Teams of 6 players split into 3 pairs, and the two best pair scores are counted as the overall team score. Formats offered are best ball and scramble. Learn more about the format here. 

The Northeastern Huskies captured victory in the best ball format in Boston, with an impressive team score of -5. The top pair in the best ball tournament also came from Northeastern, with Andrew Young and Alec Shanahan firing a 68 (-4). 

Red tail golf course

Also in Boston, MIT participated in the scramble format and finished 3rd. They did have the top pair in the tournament though, with William Mounfield and Kimberly Dinh shooting a spectacular 62 (-10). 

"While I enjoy the competition of individual stroke play, it’s fun to change it up and play formats you don’t always get to," says Dinh, the MIT Club President. Dinh mentioned that her and the executive team were looking for ways to keep MIT competitive during the summer months, and decided to test the waters with the first City Tour event of the year. 

"We all had a lot of fun competing in a format different from the usual stroke play on a great course, meeting new people and bonding with our teammates. Now, we are looking forward to the next events."  

The Nextgengolf City Tour is run in 14 cities, each having between 3-6 tournaments throughout the course of the summer. The best teams from each city and format qualify for the City Tour Championship September 15-16 in New Orleans. 

Sign up for the City Tour using discount code NCCGA18 to save $20 on your first event, and email devlin@nextgengolf.org with any questions. 

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