SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY - Though the Ephs' play improved from Saturday, the men could never quite mount a charge up the leaderboard on Sunday on the 6744 yard, par 72 Saratoga National Golf Course.
Junior captain Sam Goldenring caught fire on Sunday and put together a brilliant second round that culminated with a 4-under 68. Goldenring blitzed the first 11 holes, making five birdies and six pars to get him to 5-under on the day. Goldenring's only stumble of the day came on the par-5 13th, where the Ephs' number one found some trouble with a double bogey 7. Goldenring bounced back with another birdie on the par-4 16th to get him back to 4-under, where he would end the day.
Goldenring's stellar play was backed up by another solid round of 73 (+1) from sophomore Beau David, who has strung together a number of consistently strong rounds in recent events. David started the day with a birdie on the par-4 1st before parring all but two of the remaining 17 holes, leaving David at 1-over.
Senior captain Jake Foehl contributed another decent round for the Ephs with a 5-over 77. After playing his front nine in 4-over, Foehl did well to bounce back with two birdies on the back en route to a 1-over back nine score, despite a double bogey at the par-4 14th to add to an earlier double at the 3rd. Considering the pair of doubles, Foehl showed great fight and resilience to hang in there and turn in a respectable score.
After a tough round yesterday, freshman David Brewer bounced back on Sunday to shoot a 6-over 78 and round out the Ephs' scoring. Brewer played a similar round to Foehl in that he also stumbled with two doubles, but after finding himself 5-over through 11 holes, kept grinding to play his last 7 holes in 1-over and post another counting score for the Ephs.
The Ephs finished Sunday with a round two score of 296 (+8), leaving the men with a weekend score of 600 (+24) on the dot. While Babson and Trinity finished the event in a tie for first at 590 (+14), it was Babson who claimed the victory thanks to a lower fifth score than that of the Bantams. RPI finished alone in third, two shots back of Babson and Trinity at 592 (+16), and Middlebury took fourth with a 595 (+19), followed by the Ephs.
Trinity's Will Rosenfield won the individual event with an impressive two day total of 139 (-5). Sam Goldenring finished in a tie for second at 143 (-1), along with Middlebury's Reid Buzby. Beau David also finished in a tie for 11th at 150 (+6).
The Williams men travel to Brewster, Mass. this weekend for their last event of the fall, in search of one final victory to cap off the season.