Middlebury shaved 27 strokes off its score on day two of the NCAA Men's Golf Championships in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Panthers shot a 302 on their final day at the event, finishing in 29th place as the top teams advance to the final rounds on Friday and Saturday. Oglethorpe went on to win the event with a four-day total of 1,164.
The Middlebury College men's golf team will makes its second NCAA Tournament appearance in the past three seasons. The Panthers earned the automatic bid by capturing the '09 NESCAC Championship on their own course. Middlebury is one of 36 teams competing in the event from May 13-16 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The event is hosted by Methodist University and will be played on the Wanamaker Course at the PGA Golf Club. In its first NCAA appearance in '07, Middlebury finished the NCAA Championship with a two-day total of 680, good for 32nd place.
Middlebury won its third NESCAC Men's Golf Championship as the Panthers topped Trinity via tie-breaker to capture the '09 crown. The Panthers last won the title in '06, also earning NESCAC Championship honors in '99. With the title, Middlebury will make its second trip to the NCAA Tournament coming up in May. The Championship event took place at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the campus of Middlebury College.
Williams holds a two-stroke lead over both Trinity and Hamilton after day one of the 2009 NESCAC Men's Golf Championship. The Ephs shot a 306 on the first day of competition, followed by Trinity (308), Hamilton (308) and Middlebury (313). The Championship event is taking place at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the campus of Middlebury College.
The Middlebury men's golf team earned a solid fourth place finish at the 23rd Annual Palamountain Invitational hosted by Skidmore College. The host team won the 14-team event with a 622, followed by Hamilton (638), Skidmore Gold (644) and Middlebury (646). Michael McCormick led the Panthers, earning a fifth place tie with a two-day total of 156. Brian Cady shot a 161, good for 16th place, followed by Ben Kunofsky's 167 in 29th. Kyle Perez shot a 167, while Jim Levins fired a 168 to round out the Middlebury scorers.
The Middlebury men's golf team opened up its spring season by taking part in the two-day Sunshine Invitational over spring break in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Luther College (592) won the event, followed by Huntingdon College (598), Williams (630) and Middlebury (637). Michael McCormick led the Panthers with a pair of 76's, to finish in seventh place with a 152. Brian Cady was next with a 159, followed by Jimmy Levins, who shot a 161. Ben Kunofsky (167), Kyle Perez (168) and Ashley Miller (177) rounded out the Panther golfers.
The Middlebury men's golf team completed its fall season at the NEIGA Championship in Brewster, Massachusetts. After struggling with a 337 on day one, the Panthers battled back with a 298 on day two (second lowest day two score) to earn a tie for 14th place with a 635 in the 42-team tournament.
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Senior Ashley Miller (Williston, Vt.) shot a 77 to give Middlebury the tournament title on a fifth-place tiebreaker at the Trinity College Golf Shootout played this weekend at TPC River Highlands and Shuttle Meadow Country Club. Both teams shot a 604, followed by Williams (621) and Wesleyan (644.) Bantam sophomore Jay Driscoll was the individual medalist with a two-round score of 140, including a 69 on Saturday at the TPC in Cromwell, Conn.
The Middlebury College men's golf team earned a third place finish at the 15-team Hamilton Fall Invitational Tournament. Skidmore won the event (585), followed by Salem State (613), Middlebury (617) and Williams (620).
Middlebury College men's golfers Jim Levins (Rutland, Vt.) and Michael McCormick (Oak Park, Ill.) have both earned first-team All-NESCAC honors based on their performances at the recent NESCAC Golf Qualifier held at Middlebury. Senior Harrison Bane (Marblehead, Mass.) and sophomore Brian Cady (Rye, N.Y.) were named to the second-team, while head coach Bill Beaney was named the conference's coach of the year.
Middlebury earned the top spot at the 2008-09 NESCAC Golf Qualifier hosted on campus at the par 71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course. With the first place finish, the Panthers have earned the right to host the four-team NESCAC Championship on Saturday and Sunday, April 25th and 26th. Middlebury held a two-shot lead over Trinity after one day of play and saw their lead cut to one as they captured the event with a two-day total of 593. The Bantams shot a 594, followed by Hamilton (606) and Williams (611) to round out the top four qualifiers.
Defending NESCAC Golf Champion Williams College will begin its quest for an 11th conference title this weekend when the Ephs travel to Middlebury, Vt. for the NESCAC Golf Championship Qualifier. The two-day, 36-hole qualifying event will be hosted by Middlebury College at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course and will feature all 10 conference teams. The first group will tee off on Saturday, Sept. 27, at 11:00 a.m., and the qualifier will conclude on Sunday, Sept. 28 beginning at 10:00 a.m. The top four teams from the weekend will advance to the championship round in the spring, with the top finisher earning the right to host the final rounds.
The Panther men's golf team turned in an impressive finish at Williams as the Panthers finished in a first place tie with Skidmore in the 20-team event. Both teams finished with a two-day total of 596, as the Thoroughbreds emerged as the winners via a playoff. Senior Harrison Bane (Marblehead, Mass.) won medalist honors at the event, shooting a 74 followed by a 70 for a two-day total of 144.
Trailing by eight strokes after day one, Skidmore battled back to capture the 2008 Duke Nelson Golf Tournament hosted by Middlebury College on the par 71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course. The Thoroughbred's score (294-299-593) actually rose by five strokes in wet conditions, but day-one leader Trinity (606) shot a 320 after a 286 on the first day of play to finish in a second place tie with NYU (606). Salem State finished in fourth place with a 611, while Middlebury moved up from ninth to fifth with a two-day total of 616. NYU's Alex Hopson won medalist honors with a 144.