Men's Golf Enjoys Spring Season
April 24, 2005
4/24/05 - The Panther men's golf team opened and closed its spring season quite quickly as they took part in three matches over the past week.<?xml:namespace prefix = "o" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The spring season began at the two-day Palamountain Invitational hosted by <?xml:namespace prefix = "st1" ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Skidmore College. The Panthers finished fifth overall at the 16-team event with a 635, while Skidmore won the meet with a 608.
Sophomore Chad Bellmare (Bedford, N.Y.) led the Middlebury effort with a two-day total of 151, good for fifth place. Finishing in 16th was junior Mitch St. Peter (San Francisco, Calif.) (159), followed by Jeff Patterson in 34th (164), first-year player George Baumann (Mequon, Wis.) in 40th (166) and senior Derek Singer (Niskayuna, N.Y.) in 72nd (176).
On Friday, the team took part in the Williams Spring Challenge, placing eighth of 15 teams competing. St. Peter led the team with a 75, followed by Bellmare with an 82 and Patterson with an 88. Sophomore Kent Cabatingan (Mequon, Wis.) came in with an 88, followed by junior David Jackson (Wayzata, Minn.) with a 90.
The Panthers ended their spring season, by taking part in the two-day Northeast District Shootout hosted by Williams. The top 12 teams in N.E. are invited to the event, with Middlebury placing fifth overall.
St. Peter paced the team again, shooting a two-day total of 152, six shots off the top score. Next for the Panthers was Bellmare with a 156, followed by sophomore Jay Yonamine (Eden Prarie, Minn.) with a 156. Baumann shot a 163, while Singer came in with a 168 to round out the squad.