Courtesy of Trinity Sports Information
NEWINGTON, Conn. – Trinity junior Will Rosenfield shot the day’s lowest round of 69 and tied senior teammate Kole Kelly for medalist honors at the 2018 NESCAC Men's Golf Championship at Indian Hill Country Club. The duo lead the host Bantams to the team title and an automatic berth to the NCAA Division III Championship.
Trinity trailed Amherst by two strokes after Saturday’s opening round, as the Mammoths totaled 301 as a team to the Bantams’ 303. Trinity posted a score 16 strokes better than Amherst on the final day of competition to finish at 291 and 594 for the weekend. The Bantams win the NESCAC title for the second time, having previously won in 2010, and will represent the conference in the NCAA Tournament that will be held May 15 to 18 at Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
The Mammoths shot a 307 on Sunday to edge Williams for second place by one at 608 (301-307), as the Ephs improved 15 strokes from Saturday to Sunday (312-297) to finish at 609. Tufts came in fourth with a team score of 638 (323-315).
Rosenfield shot seven strokes lower today, dropping from 76 to 69 to finish at 145, while Kelly was consistent with a 73 on Saturday and a 72 on Sunday. Williams’ Sam Goldenring improved five strokes from 76 to 71 on Sunday to take third with a score of 147, while Amherst’s Cameron Clark (75-73) and Jack Burlison (73-75) finished tied for fourth at 148.
Jeffrey Giguere, one of two players from Middlebury competing as individuals, fired a 150 (73-77) to finish sixth. Hamilton’s Joe Tigani, also playing as an individual, was leading the field after his Saturday round of 71 but shot an 80 today to finish seventh at 151. Trinity’s Cameron Chottiner was eighth with a 152 (78-74). Justin Feldman was the top Jumbo with a two-round score of 158 (80-78) to finish 15th.