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MassBay Student Athletes at National Golf Championship

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

MassBay Community College is pleased to announce student athletes Nick Barber of Wayland and Mike Badiani of Dedham finished 37th and 74th at the 2018 National Junior College Men’s Golf National Championship at the Chautauqua Golf Club in Chautauqua, New York. This was Barber’s second trip to the National Championship and he shot 90 – 77 – 82 - 78 over the four-day event, for a total score of 327 strokes. On Badiani first trip to the tournament he shot 96-89-95-87 for a total score of 367 strokes. Barber and Badiani competed against NJCAA Division III golfers from around the country.

Barber, a General Business major and his second year on the MassBay Men’s Golf team, placed 1st at the Cranston tournament earning him a spot to compete at the National Championship. At Chautaugua, Barber placed 37th out of 85 golfers who competed.

Badiani, a Liberal Arts major finished 5th at the Regional Tournament in Cranston and became the third golfer in MassBay history to quality for the National Championship. He placed 74th at his first National Championship tournament.

“Nick and Mike had fantastic seasons from start to finish,” said Coach Slader Lyell. “After winning the Mass State Championship, they competed very well at Nationals on a tough track in Chautauqua, NY. Nick is an awesome shotmaker that can hit it with anybody, and he had an incredible career at MassBay as a two-time National competitor. And Mike is as consistent as it gets with his swing, along with being invaluable as a teammate. I look forward to him improving and being hungry to return to the big stage next year. They both represented MassBay extremely well, both from their play on the course to their character as people. So they should be very proud.”


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MassBay Community College was recently ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for 2-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England and ranked #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded life-long learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.