MIDDLEFIELD, CT - Despite battling hard with some solid Sunday play, the Ephs could not secure top four finish to punch a ticket to the spring NESCAC Championships.
Regardless of the result, played solid golf and fought all day until the very end. Even though he couldn't get many putts to drop and endured some unlucky bounces, junior captain Sam Goldenring turned in an even-par 72 thanks to some good ballstriking all day, a staple of Goldenring's game. Senior Jake Foehl played some similarly strong golf all day which led him to an eventual 2-over 74.
Sophomore Beau David continued his recent run of solid play with a 3-over 75 despite a couple unlucky bogeys. Junior Ben Beiers had an up-and-down day including a chip in birdie at the 11th and ended up with a decent 4-over 76 to round out the Ephs' scoring. Freshman David Brewer shot 80.
Beiers' 76 rounded out a Sunday score of 297, leaving the Ephs at 596 for the weekend, one single shot behind fourth place Tufts, who sealed the final spot to NESCAC Championships. Middlebury finished first at the qualifying tournament with a two day score of 587, followed by Trinity at 588 and Hamilton at 592, all three of whom will join Tufts at the NESCAC Spring Championships. Having won the fall qualifier, Middlebury will host the spring championship tournament.
The Ephs look to bounce back with strong finishes in their last couple tournaments of the fall season.