Middlebury

Men's Golf Wins NESCAC Title-Headed To NCAA's In May

October 2, 2006

The Middlebury College men's golf team won its second NESCAC Championship with a dramatic come-from-behind victory at Bowdoin. With the win, Middlebury has qualified for the 2007 NCAA Championships on May 15-18 at the Prairie View Golf Club and Hawthorns Golf and Country Club Carmel and Fishers, Indiana.

The Panthers were in a sixth place tie with the host school with a total of 318 after day one. Williams led the tourney with a 609, followed by Tufts with 310 and Trinity with 312. Middlebury turned up the heat on the second day, with three players shooting 74 on the second day.

Trinity and Middlebury finished in a tie at the end of the tournament, each shooting a 618, followed by Williams in third (625) and Hamilton in fourth (627). The tie-breaker came down to the fifth player's scorecard on day two, with Middlebury sophomore Michael McCormick (Oak Park, Ill.) shooting an 81 to top his opponent from Trinity, who shot 84 on the day.

Sophomore Harrison Bane (Marblehead, Mass.) finished second at the championship match for the second straight year, shooting a 148, just one stroke off the pace. Junior George Baumann (Mequon, Wis.) finished the tourney with a 154 tying him for fifth place, while senior Chad Bellmare (Bedford, N.Y.) shot a 158. McCormick shot a 161, while senior Jay Yonamine (Eden Praire, Minn.) finished with a 166.

TEAM SCORES
    Day One Day Two Total
1 Middlebury * 318 300 618
2 Trinity 312 306 618
3 Williams 309 316 625
4 Hamilton 314 313 627
5 Bowdoin 318 313 631
6 Amherst 316 320 636
7 Tufts 310 327 637
8 Wesleyan 319 333 652
9 Bates 339 340 679
10 Colby 361 351 712

* - Middlebury wins tiebreaker over Trinity (comparison of No. 5 position scores from day two, 81 to 85).

INDIVIDUAL SCORES
    Team Day One Day Two Total
1 Reid Longley TRI 75 72 147
2 Harrison Bane MID 74 74 148
3 Mike Hayes HAM 80 71 151
4 Kevin Kellert WIL 77 76 153
5 George Baumann MID 80 74 154
  Brendan Conley WIL 75 79 154
7 Drew Russ AMH 78 77 155
  Tyler Zara WIL 77 78 155
  Jeff Corbett HAM 76 79 155
10 Brandon Malloy BOW 81 75 156
  Dave Anderson TRI 81 75 156
  Jeff Cutter BOW 79 77 156
  George Boudria TRI 77 79 156
  Matt Linde TUF 74 82 156