Golf in 11th Place After 1st Day at Middlebury's Duke Nelson Tournament

Henry Hughes' 75 was second for Tufts

MIDDLEBURY, VT – The Tufts University golf team scored a solid four-best 305 strokes on the first day of Middlebury College's Duke Nelson Invitational Saturday, but find themselves tied for 11th in the 22-team tournament.

Day-one leader New York University (291) led seven teams who scored under 300 in a competitive field. Williams College (293), Johnson & Wales (294), Trinity (296) and Amherst (296) rounded out the top five.

The Jumbos, who are tied with Skidmore, are three strokes behind eighth-place Salem State (302). Springfield is in 13th place with a 306 score.

All four Jumbo scorers shot in the 70s. Freshman Mac Bredahl led the way with a two-over 73, tied for 10th individually. Freshman Henry Hughes scored second for Tufts with a 75. Sophomore Brandon Karr (78) and junior Justin Feldman (79) rounded out the Tufts scorers. Sophomore Harry Theodore also played for Tufts and shot 80.

Sam Goldenring of Williams is the leader in the clubhouse with a first-day 69 (-2).

This is the 35th Duke Nelson Invitational played at Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the Middlebury campus. Sunday play begins at 9 am.