Amherst Earns NESCAC Championship Bid with 3rd Place Finish
Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information
BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Amherst men’s golf team closed out the weekend with the lowest team score of the day (302) to finish third at the NESCAC Golf Championship Qualifier with a two-day 619. The team earned a bid to the conference championship for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
Middlebury won the tournament and entered the day with a 14-stroke lead after a red-hot 292 on day one. The Panthers cooled off a bit on day two with a 303, good enough to earn a 17-stroke win over Trinity (612). Amherst and Williams (622) rounded out the qualifying teams. The host Bowdoin just missed out on earning one of the four championship spots, finishing with a team score of 626, four strokes out of fourth place.
Junior John Louie paced Middlebury with rounds of 70 and 75 to capture medalist honors with a score of 145 (+1). Senior teammate Rob Donahoe finished one shot back at 146 (+2) after firing a 76 today.
Trinity was the model of consistency, posting 306 for the second-straight day to finish with a team score of 612. Sophomore Jeff Durkin led the Bantam effort after turning in identical rounds of 74 for a final score of 148 (+4).
The Jeffs jumped from fifth to third with a two-day total of 619. James Line ’16 paced the Jeffs with rounds of 77 and 75 for a two-day score of 152 (+8), good for a fifth-place tie. Josh Moser '15 tied for 12th with a two-round total of 155 (80-75), while Jarvis Sill '15 tied for 19th (157-80-77). Nicholas Koh '14 and Harrison Marick '17 tied for 25th overall with a 159.
Williams slipped one spot in the standings moving from third to fourth after turning in a team score of 315 for a weekend total of 622. Seniors Cody Semmelrock and Dylan Deither turned in two-day rounds of 155 (+11) each to pace the Ephs.
Tufts finished sixth, carding a score of 641. Colby and Hamilton tied for seventh, as both posted final scores of 648. Bates came in ninth (656), while Wesleyan was tenth (724).
1.) Middlebury - 292-303--595*
2.) Trinity - 306-306--612*
3.) Amherst - 317-302--619*
4.) Williams - 307-315--622*
5.) Bowdoin - 311-315--626
6.) Tufts - 318-323--641
7.) Colby - 323-325--648
Hamilton - 323-325--648
9.) Bates - 328-328--656
10.) Wesleyan - 365-359--724
*Qualified for NESCAC Golf Championships