Men's Golf To Host NESCAC Championship

September 24, 2004

9/24/04 - Middlebury College will host the 2004 NESCAC Golf Championship this weekend at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vermont. The two-day, 36-hole championship will begin Saturday, September 25 at 1:00 p.m. and conclude on Sunday with an opening tee time of 9:00 a.m. This year the NESCAC Golf Championship will be extracted from the results of the Duke Nelson Golf Tournament. The Ralph Myhre Golf Course is a par 71, 6,379-yard course laid out over rolling terrain in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

At the 2003 NESCAC Championship, held at the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass., Hamilton College captured an abbreviated NESCAC Men's Golf title.  The Continentals' combined score of 311 edged out rival Amherst, who finished one stroke back at 312 in a tournament that was shortened to one day because of torrential rains Sunday morning. Host Williams College finished third with 318, followed by Middlebury College at 321 and Trinity College at 325 in fourth and fifth respectively. 

Hamilton will attempt to defend their title without two-time NESCAC individual medalist Brian Williams who graduated last year. Instead, the Continentals will be led by sophomore Chris Pike who captured Rookie of the Year honors at the 2003 Championship finishing second.

Williams College, winners of the three previous NESCAC Championships, are led by first years Jeff Lin and Nick Ryder. Amherst, who placed five on the 2003 all-NESCAC golf teams, will be led by senior Justin Sharaf  and sophomore Sean Jules who finished third in the 2003 championships. Middlebury junior Derek Singer and freshman Charles Bellmare have paced the Panthers thus far this season.

-from NESCAC release-