Willamstown, MA -- Clear skies and warm weather provided the backdrop for Sunday's round at the Williams College Invitational. The Williams College "A" squad triumphed over a deep field, after posting an extremely impressive, final-round, 291. The 291, along with the 300 from Saturday, gave the Eph's a 591 total, 20 shots ahead of second-place Middlebury and Manhattanville, who each fired two-day totals of 611.
The Ephs victory charge was spearheaded by senior co-captain Bob Camp who shot a two-under round of 69, to claim the honor of being the tournament medalist with a two-day score of 143. Camp, who turned 22 today, fired up a sizzling 33 on the back nine, to propel his team towards victory. Inspired by Camp's performance, Jack Killea posted a 70, to wind up in fifth place for the tournament with a total of 146. Sophomore Jack Ervasti continued his solid play for the team by posting a 74, which included a 34 on the back nine. Ervasti's weekend score of 145 was good enough to put him in a tie for second overall. Jake Wagner and Drew Murray rounded out the scoring for the "A" squad, posting 78 and 80, respectively.
Not to be totally out done by the "A" squad, the "B" squad shot a great 613 for the event. Coach Rick Pohle was excited by the play of the "B" squad because it was primarily loaded with freshmen and sophomores, who proved they could post good numbers in college competition. Out of the nine underclassmen that competed, 6 posted weekend totals below 160. Dylan Dethier led the talented freshman class, shooting back-to-back 75's, for a total score of 150. Other notable scores for the weekend were Ross Bowen's 153, Wyatt Sparks' 157, Jake Abrahams' 158, Cody Semmelrock's 158, and Ryan Brand's 162. Alex Xu and Hrishi Srinageshi shot 165, and 169 to round out the individuals.
Coach Pohle was extremely impressed with his team's play this weekend and views it as a great confidence booster to the program as it prepares for the NESCAC Qualifier tournament next weekend at Trinity. The Ephs will be vying for one of the four-team spots available in next spring's conference championship. However, based off of their play this weekend, the Ephs seem poised to compete for the number one spot, which would result in the ultimate prize of hosting the spring NESCAC championship,
|The victorious Ephs|