MEN’S GOLF PLACES THIRD AT DUKE NELSON
September 17, 2012
Rensselaer came from 15 strokes back and a sixth place tie on day one to capture the 28th annual Duke Nelson Tournament. Action took place at the par-71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the campus of Middlebury College. The Engineers fired a red-hot 294 on day two to shave 19 strokes off their Saturday score to earn the win (607). Three players took nine or more strokes off their day one performance to help aid the victory. Skidmore fired its second 306 of the weekend to finish in second place with a 612, while the host school shaved two strokes off its score for a 618, good for third place.
Hamilton's Greg Scott, a member at Ralph Myhre and a native of nearby New Haven, earned medalist honors after edging Rensselaer's Brandon Mader in a playoff. Each finished with a two-day total of 145, but it was Scott who came out on top, sinking a 15-footer to eagle the 492-yard par-5 hole. Scott stuck a four iron to set up the tourney-winning putt, while Mader finished the hole with a par.
Middlebury was led by juniors Rob Donahoe (Canton, Mass.) and Chris Atwood (Rochester, N.H.), who both shot 152. Donahoe took six strokes off his day one score as the duo finished in a tie for seventh place. Just one stroke behind was sophomore Eric Laorr (Eden Prairie, Minn.) with a 153, followed by senior William Prince (New Canaan, Conn.) and sophomore Charlie Garcia (Garden City, N.Y.), who each shot a 163.
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• Up next: 9/22-23 @ Williams