HADLEY, MA – Three members of Josh Hillman's 2017-18 Williams College golf team have earned All-NESCAC honors this spring.
Sophomore Sam Goldenring (Florham Park, NJ) was named to the First Team, while sophomore Will Kannegeiser (Minot, Maine) and first year Beau David (Lafayette, LA) were Second Team honorees. David was also tabbed as the Co-Rookie of the Year.
Goldenring finished third at the NESCAC Championship (76-71-147). He fired a 69 on the first day of the Williams Fall Invitational and added a round of 70 at the Camp Lejenue Invitational this spring. He tied for medalist honors at the season-opening Lake Placid Invitational with an 18-hole score of 71 and posted four other top-10 finishes this year. He was an All-NESCAC Second Team honoree last season.
"Sam is a hard worker and it has clearly paid off," noted Eph head coach Josh Hillman. "Everyday he goes above and beyond and has become one of the best players in NESCAC because of that effort."
Beau David is the fourth Eph to be honored as Rookie of the Year, joining Ned Wydysh (2000-01), Ross Koller (2001-02), and Nick Ryder (2004-05). David, who played in seven of eight events for the Ephs in his first season, finished 13th at the NESCAC Championship with a two-day score of 156 (80-76). He owns a 77.1 average on the season.
"Beau had a very nice first year," said Hillman. "It was a learning year and he handled the pressure of being in the lineup great. I only expect him to become a better golfer as the years roll on."
Kannegeiser tied for second on the team with Ben Beiers in shooting a 153 at the two-day NESCAC NCAA Qualifier this spring. In the fall at the NESCAC tourney to determine the four teams that would paly for the NCAA Tournament bid, Kannegeiser led all golfers with a first round score of 72 and a second round of 76 gave him the best Eph two-day total at 148.
"Will has worked hard all year," said Hillman. "Playing two sports (3 seasons: golf – alpine skiing - golf) just shows how committed he is to being the best he can be. Will has raw power and than along with his great short game makes him on of the best in NESCAC."