Williams Wins 2008 Golf Championship

Williams Wins 2008 Golf Championship

Courtesy Trinity Sports Information

Individual Results

KENSINGTON, Conn. - First-year Drew Murray (Sleepy Hollow, N.Y.) and Jack Killea (Ridgefield, Conn.) each carded a score of 145 to lead Williams College to victory in the the 2008 NESCAC Golf Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Kensington, Conn. The Ephs had a two-day score of 590, 13 strokes ahead of second place Hamilton. The Continentals finished tied with the Panthers of Middlebury with a score of 603, however Hamilton had the tie-breaker advantage.

Continental sophomore Phil Preiss (Lake Forest, Ill.) shot a 78 in today’s round, edging Panther junior Michael McCormick (Oak Park, Ill.), who scored a 79, to take the tie-breaker in the five spot. Middlebury senior George Baumann (Mequon, Wis.), who posted a score of 69 in the first 18 holes, finished the championship with the top score of 144 (+2).

Trinity first-year James Driscoll (Milton, Mass.) fired a day two low of 70 to finish the tournament with a score of 149, good for a fifth-place tie of the individual leaders. Junior Josh Biren (Sudbury, Mass.) scored a 156 in the tournament, good for second on the Bantams.

Team   Day One     Day Two      Total  
1. Williams 291 299 590
2. Hamilton 306 297 603
3. Middlebury     303 300 603
4. Trinity 318 301 619

Trinity Finishes First at NESCAC Golf Qualifier

Bantams Will Host Championship Round in April

CLINTON, N.Y. - Trinity sophomore Josh Grossman (Great Neck, N.Y.) led the Bantams to a first-place finish at the two-day NESCAC Golf Championship Qualifier at The Skenandoa Club. Grossman finished with a 36-hole total of 146, including an even-par 72 in Sunday's final round, as Trinity ended up with a team score of 606. The Bantams earned the right to host the championship round in April of 2008.

Middlebury College, Williams College and Hamilton College will join Trinity in that championship round. The winner of the four-team event receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division III championships.

Middlebury recorded a team score of 613 and was led by junior Harrison Bane (Marblehead, Mass.), who carded rounds of 77 and 73. Williams was one shot back at 614 with freshman Jacob Wagner (Wilmette, Ill.) topping the Ephs with a 36-hole total of 150 (76-74). Rookie Brad Roche (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) paced Hamilton with rounds of 73 and 75. Roche's total of 148 was runner-up behind Grossman in the 54-player field.

Team Results
Individual Results

    Day One Day Two Total
1. Trinity 301 305 606
2. Middlebury 302 311 613
3. Williams 309 305 614
4. Hamilton 307 309 616
5. Tufts 317 306 623
6. Bowdoin 322 315 637
7. Amherst 320 320 640
8. Wesleyan 326 317 643
9. Bates 321 333 654
  Colby 329 325 654


Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 29-30, 2007, at Skenandoa Golf Club, Clinton, N.Y.
Hosted by Hamilton College

Championship: Saturday-Sunday, April 26-27, 2008, at Shuttle Meadow C.C., Kensington, Conn.
Hosted by Trinity College

Participants: Hamilton, Middlebury, Trinity, William