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