Four teams aim to capture a conference crown at the 2014 NESCAC Golf Championship this weekend at Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vt. Host Middlebury will welcome Trinity, Amherst and defending champion Williams to the two-day championship. Teams will tee off at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 26 and at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 27.
The Middlebury men’s golf team improved one spot following day one and posted a runner-up finish at the eight-team Williams Spring NESCAC Opener. Williams won the event with a 593, followed by Middlebury (601) in second, while Williams ‘B’ team and Hamilton tied for third (609). Carding a 307 on day one, the Panthers shaved 13 strokes off their team score and recorded a 294 on day two.
The Middlebury men’s golf team opened its spring with a second-place finish at the 12-team NYU Spring Invitational. Williams won the event with a 590, followed by Middlebury (591) and Rochester (606), After a 302 on day one, the Panthers shaved 13 strokes on their team score with a match-best 289 on day two.
The Middlebury men’s golf team wrapped up its fall season with a win at the ECAC Championship event. The Panthers finished with a two-day total of 635, 13 strokes ahead of their competition in the 14-team event. Action took place at the Crumpin Fox Golf Club in Bernardston, Mass.
Middlebury junior John Louie (Salinas, Calif.) has been named NESCAC Player of the Year after leading his team to a first-place finish at the NESCAC Championship Qualifier over the weekend at Bowdoin. Earning NESCAC Coach of the Year honors was Panther head coach Bill Beaney.