MANCHESTER, VT - In the annual one-day Sap Bucket Invitational at Ekwanok Country Club, the Ephs finished third behind winners Trinity and second-place Middlebury.
Unlike most of the Ephs' events, the Sap Bucket features eight players from each team, with the lowest six scores from each team counting towards the team's total. The Ephs eight-man lineup at Ekwonak on Tuesday included a perfect symmetry of two players from each class: freshmen David Brewer and Jimmy DeLano, sophomores Beau David and William Conyers, juniors Sam Goldenring and Ben Beiers, and seniors Jake Foehl and Will Beischer.
Beau David showed he had no trouble dealing with the firm, fast greens at Ekwonak by turning in a brilliant 2-under 68, his lowest ever round as an Eph. Goldenring came in with the second lowest Williams score with a 2-over 72. Trailing David and Goldenring were Beiers and Foehl, who added another solid pair of scores with a 77 and 78, respectively. Conyers finished with 80 on the number, and the Ephs scoring was rounded out by an 84, the number with which both Beischer and Brewer finished. DeLano shot 87.
The Ephs finished with a total of 459, two shots behind second place Middlebury, at 457, and 12 shots behind winners Trinity, at 447. Hamilton finished in fourth with a total of 472.
David's 2-under round gave him his first individual victory of his college career, by a margin of three shots over Trinity's Will Rosenfield. Goldenring finished in solo third, one shot behind Rosenfield.
The Ephs are back in action at this weekend's Skidmore Invitational at Saratoga National Golf Course in Saratoga Springs, NY.