HARTFORD, CT - After an exciting Saturday of golf, the Ephs go into Sunday at Indian Hill Country Club 11 shots back of the lead, well within striking distance. The course commonly referred to as "the hill" by locals played difficult on this breezy Saturday, with the undulating greens running exceptionally fast.
Buoyed by some teamwide strong short game play, Amherst lead the event with a team score of 301 after day one, two strokes ahead of Trinity at 303, and 11 strokes clear of the Ephs at 312. The Williams men will look to kick it into high gear and chase down the Mammoths come tomorrow's play.
It was always an up and down day for the Ephs. The perpetually solid duo of sophomores Sam Goldenring and Will Kannegieser fired a pair of 76's to lead the Ephs' day one scoring. Both Sam and Will flirted with par all day, but for a few loose shots coming in coupled with some putts that didn't quite drop, which led to some late bogeys.
Fellow sophomore Ben Beiers and first year Beau David added a pair of 80's, rounding out the scoring for the Ephs. Beiers managed his round well, making the turn at +2, but stumbled late to shoot 80 on the number. First year Beau David had a roller coaster round, highlighted by four birdies, but also including some tough holes which the talented rookie will look to shake off tomorrow. Junior Jake Foehl struggled for most of the day, finishing with an 82.
The Ephs will look to make a move tomorrow with tee times starting at 11 am.