Williams of Hamilton Earns Second-Straight Player of the Year Honor
HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior Brian Williams of Hamilton College earned medalist and Conference Player of the Year honors for the second consecutive year after posting a one-under par 70 to lead Hamilton to the NESCAC title at the 2003 NESCAC Golf Championship. The two-day tournament at the Taconic Golf Course in Williamstown, Massachusetts was limited to one day of competition due to weather.
Williams' teammate Chris Pike shot a three-over 74 for the tournament's second best score earning the freshman NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors and a spot on the all-conference first team. Joining Williams and Pike were Sean Jules and Mike Valentine of Amherst and Bryan Harmon of Williams. Jules and Valentine finished with rounds of 76 and 78 respectively to lead Amherst to a second place team finish.
Second year coach Al Highducheck of Hamilton was named NESCAC Coach of the Year by his peers after leading the Continentals to their first NESCAC Championship since 1998.
The four players tied in sixth place, with an eight-over 79, and all six players tied for tenth with a round of 80 were named to the all-conference second team.
2003 NESCAC All-Conference Golf Teams
|Brian Williams||Hamilton||Sr.||Skaneateles, N.Y.|
|Chris Pike||Hamilton||Fr.||Keene, N.H.|
|Sean Jules||Amherst||Fr.||Chicago, Ill.|
|Bryan Harmon||Williams||Sr.||St. James, N.Y.|
|Mike Valentine||Amherst||Jr.||Topsfield, Mass.|
|Charles Clement||Middlebury||Sr.||Rochester, N.H.|
|David Litt||Amherst||So.||Bethesda, Md.|
|Ned Wydysh||Williams||Sr.||Buffalo, N.Y.|
|Andrew Russ||Amherst||Fr.||Maui, Hawaii|
|Justin Sharaf||Amherst||Jr.||Danvers, Mass.|
|Donnie Lee||Bates||Sr.||Silver Springs, Md.|
|Alex Mallory||Williams||Fr.||New York, N.Y.|
|Jay Yonamine||Middlebury||Fr.||Eden Prairie, Minn.|
|Jay Pulaski||Trinity||Jr.||Kensington, Conn.|
|Chad Bellmare||Middlebury||Fr.||Bedford, N.Y.|
|NESCAC Player of the Year|
|Brian Williams||Hamilton||Skaneateles, N.Y.|
|NESCAC Rookie of the Year|
|Chris Pike||Hamilton||Keene, N.H.|
|NESCAC Coach of the Year|