WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – The 2019 NESCAC Men's Golf Championship will be held Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 at Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vermont. Middlebury won the fall qualifier to earn the right to host the spring event and is hosting the NESCAC Championship for the seventh time since 2000-01 and the first time since the 2015-16 season. The 36-hole event gets underway at 11 a.m. each day.
In addition to the four qualifying teams, the top four individual scores outside of the qualifying teams from the fall are eligible to compete in the NESCAC Championship. The top four individuals include the Williams trio of junior Sam Goldenring (Florham Park, N.J.), sophomore Beau David (Lafayette, La.), and senior Jake Foehl (Williamstown, Mass.). Goldenring (74-72-146) finished in a tie for fourth, while teammates David (73-75-148) and Foehl (76-74-150) tied for eighth and 16th, respectively. Amherst junior Cameron Clark (Dallas, Texas) led the Mammoths with a two-day total of 149 (74-75) to tie for 11th at the fall qualifier to round out the foursome.
Eph head coach Josh Hillman commented on the three Eph individuals competing this weekend.
"Sam Goldenring is playing some of the best golf I have seen in a long time," stated Eph head coach Josh Hillman. "Not just in the NESCAC but anywhere. He has put a lot of hours into his game and finding what works for him and has a good sense of what he needs to do day in and day out to be a top player. He knows the Middlebury course well and with his game plan and quality of preparation he will be a serious contender this weekend."
"Beau has come a long way in just a few short years," Hillman said. "Being one of the longer hitters in DIII really helps him shoot low scores. Beau also knows the course well and if he gets a few putts to drop I would expect him to make a run at the conference title."
"Jake is a true grinder, no quit at all," noted Hillman. "Starting from day one, four years ago he worked hard and used his natural ability to play quality golf. Jake plays a lot of golf by feel and right now he is feeling good. I also expect him to claw his way to the top this weekend."