Men's Golfers Earn All-NESCAC Honors

(L-R): Jeffrey Giguere, Bennett Doherty and Jordan Bessalel.
(L-R): Jeffrey Giguere, Bennett Doherty and Jordan Bessalel.


Three members of the Middlebury College men's team have been honored by the NESCAC. Sophomore Jeffrey Giguere (Providence, R.I.) was named to the first team, while senior Bennett Doherty (Bedford, N.H.) earned second-team honors. Middlebury first-year player Jordan Bessalel (Bethesda, Md.) shared NESCAC Rookie of the Year honors.

Giguere had a solid sophomore season for the Panthers with six top-six finishes. His best finish last fall was at the Saratoga Invitational, where he carded a Panther season-low score of 67 to go along with a 76 for a second-place tie. Later that fall, he tied for third overall at the NESCAC Qualifier, including a 71 on day two for a 147. In April, he shot a 74 and 75 to win the Williams Spring Invitational.

Doherty opened the season by placing third during the Middlebury Fall Classic, carding a 72 at the one-day event. He was second among Panthers at the Duke Nelson Invitational with a pair of 76s, while placing 14th at the NESCAC Qualifier, including a 72 on Sunday.

Bessalel made a strong impact during his first year to earn top rookie honors. He ended his season with a 69 at the Middlebury Spring Invitational in late April. His top effort of the season came at the Williams Spring Invitational, where he earned a fourth-place tie with a 76 and a 75.