Bloomfield, NJ- The Williams College men's golf team struggled on day one of this year's NYU Invitational. The event is staged at the Forest Hill Field Club, a tight-off-the-tee par-71 course in northern New Jersey. The 1:00 PM shotgun start meant that the competitors were playing in the warmest part of the day, and the wind stayed relatively quiet making scoring relatively easy as long as the players did not find themselves out of position.
Williams currently sits in sixth place out of twelve teams after shooting a first round 321. The Ephs are 23 shots off the pace set by host NYU (298), who were followed by RPI (298) and Trinity (307).
Sophomore Sam Goldenring was the low-man on the day for Williams with a 78. Sophomore Ben Beiers and first-year Beau David were two shots behind him at 80. Junior captain Jake Foehl rounded out the scoring for the Ephs with an 83. Sophomore Will Kannegeiser shot 84.
Williams is back in action in the early morning hours on Sunday with an 8:15 shotgun. It is expected to be in the mid-30s at the time golf is supposed to get underway, which may affect scoring depending on how well players can manage the cold temperatures.