NESCAC Men's Golf All-Conference Teams Announced

NESCAC Men's Golf All-Conference Teams Announced

HADLEY, Mass. - Trinity junior Will Rosenfield (Baltimore, Md.) has been named the NESCAC Men’s Golfer of the Year, as voted on by the league’s coaches. He is the sixth Bantam to be honored as the Golfer of the Year, joining George Boudria (2005-06), Reid Longley (2006-07 & 2008-09), Josh Grossman (2007-08), Jack Palley (2011-12) and Greg Palmer (2012-13). Rosenfield owns a scoring average of 73.3 and has been a medalist in three tournament this season, including the NESCAC Championship, which the Bantams won. Rosenfield tied teammate Kole Kelly for first place with a score of 145 (76-69). Rosenfield, repeats as an All-NESCAC First Team selection and has not finished lower than third in six of seven tournaments this season for the NCAA-bound Bantams.

• Trinity captain, Nate Choukas (Hanover, N.H.) has a soring average of 75.0 this season. A senior, he has four top-10 finishes, including a season-best third-place finish at the NESCAC Qualifier (74-73-147). Choukas is an All-NESCAC First Team selection for the second time in his career, also earning the honor in 2014, as well as earning All-NESCAC Second Team honors in 2015. He was also the NESCAC Rookie of the Year in 2014. Choukas posted a score of 155 (77-78) at the NESCAC Championship to help the Bantams capture the NESCAC title.

• The 2016 NESCAC Golfer and Rookie of the Year, sophomore Cameron Clark (Dallas, Texas) of Amherst finished tied for fourth at the NESCAC Championship with a two-day total of 148 (75-73). He was eighth at the NESCAC Fall Qualifier (150), where he shot a 67 on Day 2, shaving 16 strokes off his opening round score of 83. Clark earns his second straight All-NESCAC First Team accolade.

• Sophomore Jeffrey Giguere (Providence, R.I.) was the top golfer for Middlebury all season. He finished third at the NESCAC Qualifier with a score of 147 (76-71) and qualified for the NESCAC Championship as an individual. He posted a two-day total of 150 (73-77) at the NESCAC Championship to place sixth. Giguere posted six top-six finishes this season.

• Williams sophomore Sam Goldenring (Florham Park, N.J.) finished third at the NESCAC Championship (76-71-147). He fired a 69 on the first day of the Williams Fall Invitational and added a round of 70 at the Camp Lejenue Invitational this spring. He tied for medalist honors at the season-opening Lake Placid Invitational with an 18-hole score of 71 and posted four other top-10 finishes this year. He was an All-NESCAC Second Team honoree last season.

• Senior Kole Kelly (Belmont, Mass.) of Trinity was the medalist at the NESCAC Qualifier with rounds of 75 and 68 (143) and finished in a tie with teammate Will Rosenfield for medalist honors at the NESCAC Championship. Kelly posted scores of 73 and 72 (145) to help Trinity claim the NESCAC title. Kelly owns a 75.5 scoring average heading into the NCAA Championship.

• Senior Joe Tigani (Hockessin, Del.) was the top golfer for Hamilton this season, earning medalist honors in three events, and finishing in the top three in two other tournaments. Tigani qualified for the NESCAC Championship as an individual golfer after a third-place finish at the NESCAC Fall Qualifier with rounds of 75 and 72 (147). He finished seventh at the NESCAC Championship with a score of 151 after rounds of 71 and 80. Tigani also earned All-NESCAC First Team honors in 2015 and 2014 and was a Second Team selection last season.

• First-year golfers Jordan Bessalel (Bethesda, Md.) of Middlebury and Beau David (Lafayette, La.) of Williams are the Co-Rookies of the Year. Bessalel is the fifth Panther to be honored as Rookie of the Year, joining Harrison Bane (2005-06), Andrew Emerson (2009-10), Rob Donahoe (2010-11), and Scott Guidotti (2015-16). He was a consistent golfer for the Panthers in his first year and posted season-best score of 148 (76-72) in his first collegiate tournament at Middlebury’s own Duke Nelson Invitational in September.

• David is the fourth Eph to be honored as Rookie of the Year, joining Ned Wydysh (2000-01), Ross Koller (2001-02), and Nick Ryder (2004-05). David, who played in seven of eight events for the Ephs in his first season, finished 13th at the NESCAC Championship with a two-day score of 156 (80-76). He owns a 77.1 average on the season.

• Trinity head coach Matt Greason, who is in his fifth season at the helm of the Bantams, was selected as the NESCAC Coach of the Year by his peers for the first time in his career. Greason guided Trinity to its first NESCAC Championship since 2010 and a berth to the NCAA Championship.

Men's Golf All-Conference Teams

Player of the Year: Will Rosenfield, Trinity
Co-Rookies of the Year: Jordan Bessalel, Middlebury & Beau David, Williams
Coach of the Year: Matt Greason, Trinity

First Team All-NESCAC
Name Institution Year Hometown
Nate Choukas Trinity     Sr.  Hanover, N.H.
Cameron Clark Amherst So. Dallas, Texas
Jeffrey Giguere Middlebury So. Providence, R.I.
Sam Goldenring Williams So. Florham Park, N.J.
Kole Kelly Trinity Sr. Belmont, Mass.
Will Rosenfield Trinity Jr. Baltimore, Md.
Joe Tigani Hamilton Sr. Hockessin, Del.
Second Team All-NESCAC
Name Institution Year Hometown
Jack Burlison Amherst Jr. Salinas, Calif.
Beau David Williams Fy. Lafayette, La.
Bennett Doherty Middlebury Sr. Bedford, N.H.
Will Kannegieser Williams So. Minot, Maine
Brandon Karr Tufts So. West Bloomfield, Mich.
Taylor Kay-Green Trinity Jr. Needham, Mass.
Bobby Osborn Hamilton So. Darien, Conn.

 

Greg Palmer
 Rick Pohle, Williams