The Middlebury men's golf team opened up its season by hosting the Middlebury Fall Classic at the Lake Placid Club in New York. Saturday's 18-hole event saw Williams shoot a 295 to take home the title. The Panthers were next with a 304, followed by Skidmore (313) and Castleton (324). Match play continues in Lake Placid on Saturday afternoon and Sunday.
Bennett Doherty paced Middlebury with a third-place finish, shooting a 72 on the day. Next for the Panthers was Jeffrey Giguere, who carded a 74 to earn a tie for fourth place. Tying for ninth was Graham Kenter with a 78, followed by David McDaniel, whose 80 left him in a tie for 14th overall. Rounding out the team were David Packer and Joe Ko, who shot 83 and 86, respectively.