BREWSTER, MA - Teeing off just a few nautical miles from the Kennedy summer home, the Ephs were met with immensely challenging conditions at The Captain's Club. The Ephs proved their ability to remain mentally tough despite driving wind and rain, finishing the day with a 3 shot lead over Babson.
Senior captain Jake Foehl led the charge for the Ephs today. Foehl started his day in what some call "the blackout zone," birdieing numbers 1, 3, and 7 to sit comfortably at -3 with two holes left on his front nine. From there, Foehl struggled in the gusting winds, making seven bogeys to finish with a solid round of 76 (+4).
Foehl's round was matched by sophomore Beau David, who continued his recent steady play. David offset his only birdie of the day on the second hole with a bogey on the fourth, turning in an even-par front nine. Unfortunately, two late doubles set David back to 76.
Junior captain Sam Goldenring has an uncharacteristically tough day on the links, carding a 78 (+6). After shooting a solid 1-over par front nine, Goldenring stumbled with four late bogeys to finish his round. Although not the score he was looking for, expect Goldenring to bounce back with a strong round tomorrow.
Entering the lineup for the first time this season, sophomore Wyatt Khosrowshahi played a decent round of golf, only to conclude it with a triple bogey on the par five 18th. Before the misstep, Khosrowshahi had a steady round of golf going, featuring a chip in birdie at the par-3 fifth only offset by a few bogeys. He finished with 80 (+8).
Junior Ben Beiers did not have the round he hoped for, struggling to putt on the fast greens amidst the intense winds. Beiers rode a staggering six 3-putts to a season-high 82 (+10). He will be looking to shoot a low number tomorrow.
Khosrowshahi rounded out the scoring for the Ephs, who finished at 310 (+22). However, because of the terrible conditions, the Ephs sit in first place, three shots ahead of Babson at 313 (+25). Husson and Middlebury round out the top four teams at 314 (+26) and 315 (+27), respectively.
The Ephs will be looking to capture their third win of the fall season tomorrow and finish the year off on a high note. Foehl and David sit three strokes back in a tie for eighth, trailing Reid Buzby of Middlebury and Jacob Poitras of Worcester State, who each shot 73 (+1). They, along with Goldenring who lurks five shots back, will look to gain ground in the individual race tomorrow as well.
Head coach Josh Hillman had this to say after the round: "It was an extremely tough day out there. One of the most difficult college rounds I have witnessed or played in. Our guys fought hard all day and tomorrow we get to go back to a course we know and expect great things."
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