Men's Golfers Earn NESCAC Honors
October 6, 2011
Three members of the Middlebury men’s golf team were honored when the league announced post-season honors. Junior William Prince (New Canaan, Conn.) earned a spot on the All-NESCAC first-team, while sophomores Chris Atwood (Rochester, N.H.) and Rob Donahoe (Canton, Mass.) were both second-team honorees. Honors are based on the players' performance at the NESCAC Championship Qualifier, which was held at Lyman Orchards Golf Club in Middlefield, Conn., on Oct. 1 and 2. The first team is the top seven finishers and ties, and the second team includes the next seven finishers and ties. Sixteen golfers were honored. Middlebury finished the weekend in third place with a 594, qualifying for the spring championship to be hosted by Williams.
Prince finished the qualifier in a sixth place tie with a two-day total of 147. His 74 on day one led the Panthers, while a 73 the following day tied him for second on the squad.
Donahoe was steady both days, shooting a 75 on day one before chipping two strokes off his score for a 73 on day two. His overall score of 148 placed him in a 10th place tie for the weekend.
Atwood came in with an 80 on day one of the competition, following that up with a red-hot 70 on day two. His day two score of 70 tied him for first on Sunday, while finished the weekend tied for 14th place overall (150).