Men’s Golf Finishes Second at Duke Nelson Tournament

Philippe Morin finished second overall.
Philippe Morin finished second overall.

Skidmore took home the title at the 33rd Annual Duke Nelson Tournament hosted by Middlebury College. The Thoroughbreds shot an impressive 292 on Sunday to finish with a two-day total of 588. The host school placed second with a 591 (297-294), followed by Trinity (606) and Rochester (608). Middlebury’s second squad was solid as well, placing fifth overall with a 611. Action took place the 6,317-yard par-71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the Middlebury campus.

Skidmore’s Mackenzie Nelson took home medalist honors, finishing with a one-under par two-day total of 141 (70-71). Middlebury sophomore Philippe Morin (Canton, Conn.) was next with a 143 (71-72), while classmate Reid Buzby (San Francisco, Calif.) tied for third with a 144 (74-70). Junior Joe Ko (North Hills, Calif.) tied for 20th place (75-78-153), senior Rodrigo Andrade (Guatemala City, Guatemala) was tied for 26th (77-77-154), while sophomore Ben Bichet (Manchester, Mass.) came in with a 155 (80-75), good for a 37th-place tie.

Highlighting Middlebury’s second team were rookies Jeffrey Giguere (Providence, R.I.) with a 152 (75-77) and David Packer (Greenwood Village, Colo.) also with a 152 (76-76), who tied for 13th place.

• Men’s golf finishes second at Duke Nelson Invitational
• Up next: 9/24-25 – at Williams Fall Invitational