Athletics

Amherst Earns NESCAC Championship Bid with 3rd Place Finish

Courtesy of Bowdoin Sports Information

koh1BRUNSWICK, 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).

COMPLETE RESULTS

Team Results
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