Jacksonville, NC- The Williams College men's golf team faced easier conditions but a tougher course on day two of the Camp Lejeune Intercollegiate Tournament. The Ephs teed off in the morning wave of times on the par 72 Gold Course at Paradise Point Golf Club, posting a team score of 310 on Saturday that left them in the bottom half of the 30 team tournament.
Sophomore Sam Goldenring again led the way for Williams, backing up his even par round of 70 on the Scarlet Course with a one-over round of 73 on the Gold. While the wind stayed relatively quiet, the length and layout of the course required players to manage it properly in order to keep making pars. Goldenring was able to calmly progress from shot to shot, never putting himself too far out of position.
First-year Beau David had his best round of the southern tour so far on Saturday, firing a 75 during his second round. David made the turn at -1, making birdies on the par 5 third hole and the par 4 ninth, the birdie on nine set up by an approach shot from behind a tree. Improved putting allowed him to shave off several shots from his first round.
Sophomore Ben Beiers also broke 80 on the day, coming in with a 78. Beiers controlled his golf ball off the tee, never having to play a hole from behind the eight ball. Key par saves and damage limitation allowed Beiers to keep his round going.
Junior Jake Foehl rounded out the scoring for the Ephs with an 84 after struggling through the back nine.
The Ephs will compete in the Scarlet Championship round tomorrow morning starting at 9 AM.