HADLEY, Mass. - The Trinity Bantams earned an automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division III Men's Golf Championship after capturing the NESCAC title for the second year in a row on April 27. The NCAA Men's Golf Committee announced the teams and individuals selected to participate in championships.
Trinity won its second-straight and third overall NESCAC Men's Golf Championship by four strokes over Hamilton at Middlebury's Ralph Myhre Golf Course. Additionally, Williams junior Sam Goldenring (Florham Park, N.J.) was one of six individuals selected to compete in the championship. Goldenring played as an individual at the NESCAC Championship and finished in a tie for third (36-71-107), the event was shortened to 27 holes (9 on Day 1, 18 on Day 2) due to weather.
The championships, which will be held May 14-17 at Keene Trace Golf Club, in Nicholasville, Kentucky, will be hosted by Transylvania University. The team and individual champions will be determined after 72 holes of play or the conclusion of the last fully completed round. Forty-two teams and six individuals not on one of those teams will be selected to participate in the championships. After 36 holes of competition, the field will be cut to the top 18 teams and top six individuals, not on one of those teams.
A total of 216 participants will compete at the 2019 championships. Thirty-two conferences were awarded an automatic qualification for the championships. Three teams were selected from Pool B, which consists of independent institutions and institutions that are members of conferences that do not meet the requirements for automatic qualification. The final seven berths were reserved for Pool C, which are institutions from automatic-qualifying conferences that are not the conference champion and any remaining Pool B teams. The six individuals are selected from the remaining players who have not qualified with a team.