Ephs' Golf Falls Short In NESCAC Final

By Jacob AbrahamsWilliams Sports Info
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WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — Williams, Middlebury, Hamilton, and Trinity wrapped up play in the NESCAC Championship at Taconic Golf Club. Conditions on Sunday were extremely difficult. The winds were far stronger than previous days, and temperatures remained fairly low, making it difficult for players to navigate the tough par-71 layout. Defending champion Middlebury College, which had a one-shot lead going into the final round, was able to hold off second-place Williams for its second straight conference crown.

The Panthers' two day total of 626 was eight better than the Ephs' 634. Trinity College, 645, remained in third place after its 324 today, and Hamilton, 656, was unable to make a move with its 329. The Panthers will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship, which will be played at the Mission Inn Resort in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla.

For the second year in a row, Middlebury's William Prince was the medalist of this event. He followed up his 78 from Saturday with a stellar 74 today given the tough playing conditions. Williams' Ross Bowen and Trinity's Alex Bermingham each fired 156 to tie for second place. Two more Panthers rounded out the top five individuals, as both Rob Donahoe and Eric Laorr put up scores of 157.

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