Men's Golf Finishes 20th at NCAA Championships

Philippe Morin paced the team with a 78 on Wednesday (Jamie Germano).
Philippe Morin paced the team with a 78 on Wednesday (Jamie Germano).

The Middlebury men's golf team finished tied for 20th overall at the 2016 NCAA Men's Golf Championship. The Panthers, who shot 317 on day two for a team total of 622, were unable to make the cut. Wednesday's action took place at the Par 72, 6,632-yard Midvale Country Club in Rochester, New York. Panther golfers started on the back nine for Tuesday's round.

Philippe Morin again paced the Panthers, carding a 78 on the second day of competition. After a 41 on the back nine, Morin turned up the heat on the front portion of the course, including back-to-back birdies on #6 and #7. He finished with six pars on the front for a 35.

Rodrigo Andrade had a birdie and two pars on the back nine, coming in with a 41. He shot a solid 37 on the front, including a birdie and six pars to finish with a 78.

Reid Buzby began his round with a birdie on 10, but four-straight bogeys gave him a 39 on the back nine. After three bogeys to begin the front nine, Buzby settled down with four pars and a birdie to conclude his round with a 78.

Bennett Doherty also opened his day with a birdie on 10, but suffered a triple-bogey on 17 to shoot a 41 on the back nine. Doherty parred just three holes on the front to finish his day with an 85.

Joe Ko was even after his first three holes, ending with a 40 on the back nine. On the front, Ko struggled down the stretch, going +9 on the final four holes to shoot an 88.