Men’s Golf Wins NESCAC Qualifier

Men’s Golf Wins NESCAC Qualifier

The Middlebury men's golf team won the 2014 NESCAC Qualifier hosted by Hamilton at the Skenandoa Golf Club. The Panthers fought off a tough charge by the host school, winning the event with a 599 after a 302 on day two. Hamilton shot a 299 on day two to finish with a 600, followed by Trinity and Williams who tied for third, each shooting a 604.

For the fourth time in eight years, the Panthers have earned the honor of hosting the 2015 NESCAC Golf Championship on April 25-26. Hamilton, Trinity and Williams will join Middlebury at the championship next April.

Sophomore Fitz Bowen (Kenilworth, Ill.) (72-75) and senior Eric Laorr (Eden Prairie, Minn.) (74-73) were steady once again on day two, with the duo finishing in a tie for second place with 148s. Senior Charlie Garcia (Garden City, N.Y.) again shot a 76, tying for 11th place with a two-day total of 152. Just a stroke behind was senior John Louie (Soledad, Calif.), whose 153 (75-78) tied him for 15th place. Senior Chris Atwood (Rochester, N.H.) rounded out the Panther's squad by finishing in 17th place with a 154 (76-78).

Williams' Grant Raffel earned individual medalist honors with a 1-over-par 145. Raffel's 2-under 70 on Sunday was the best round of the weekend.

• Men’s golf wins NESCAC Qualifier
• Up next: 10/11-12 @ ECAC Championship (Bernardston, Mass.)