MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Tufts Men's Golf Team was one position short of advancing to the NESCAC Championship after placing fifth at the NESCAC Qualifier hosted by Middlebury College on Saturday and Sunday.
|Junior tri-captain Aaron Corn shooting a 78,79 in the NESCAC Qualifier|
The Jumbos scored a two-round 605 after shooting 300 for the final round of play on Sunday. Tufts was behind fourth-place Middlebury College who shot a 587 for the total tournament.
Leading the Tufts team, senior tri-captain Owen Elliott tied for ninth place individually by shooting a two-over 73 Sunday to finish the event at a score of 148.
Junior tri-captain Taylor Nordan and freshman Brandon Karr posted 76's for day two to finish at 152. Nordan and Karr both claimed 76 for each round that they played in the NESCAC Qualifier to put them at tied for 20th place.
With a 79, junior tri-captain Aaron Corn recorded a total score of 157 (78-79) for a tied for 30th position. To round out the Tufts team, sophomore Justin Feldman had an eight-stroke improvement from day one to card a four-over 75 on Sunday. Feldman climbed up the leader board from the first round to tie for 33rd place with a final score of 158.
On a day where just two strokes separated the top four teams, Williams emerged as the winner at the 2016-17 NESCAC Men's Golf Qualifier. The Ephs and Trinity both finished with a two-day total of 585, with Williams winning the tie-breaker via the best score between the fifth golfers on Sunday. The Bantams (585), Amherst (586) and Middlebury (587) rounded out the field of four that will take part in the spring championship hosted by Williams.
Pacing the Ephs were Will Kannegieser (74-71) and Grant Raffel (70-75), who each carded two-day totals of 145. Cameron Clark of Amherst took home medalist honors with a 139, including a 69 on day one and a 70 on day two. Will Rosenfield of Trinity placed second overall with a 140, including a tournament-best 68 on Sunday. Owning the third spot was Middlebury's Rodrigo Andrade, who turned in a 72 and 71 for a 143 overall. Tom Dunleavy of Bowdoin (70-74) and Jack Junge (71-73) of Trinity rounded out the top five, each shooting a two-day total of 144.
The Jumbos have three weeks off until they hit the course at the New England Championship in Brewster, Massachusetts October 23-24.
Portions of release courtesy of Middlebury College