WILLIAMSTOWN, MASS. – Junior Sam Goldenring will represent the Williams College men's golf team at the 2019 NCAA DIII Championships May 14-17 at Keene Trace Golf Club, in Nicholasville, Kentucky. Transylvania University is the host institution.
Forty-two teams and six individuals will compete in the championship. Joining Goldenring in the group of individuals will be Preston DeSantis, (Berry), Scott Campbell, (Greensboro), Luke Smith, (Hardin-Simmons), Brendon Lowrance, (McMurry), and Colin Uecker, (Texas Lutheran).
The team and individual champions will be determined after 72 holes of play or the conclusion of the last fully completed round. After 36 holes of competition, the field will be cut to the top 18 teams and top six individuals not on one of those teams.
Goldenring has compiled an impressive list of accomplishments at Williams in his first three years. He was a Second Team All-NESCAC honoree as a freshman and a First Team honoree last year.
He tied for third at the NESCAC Championships last weekend and will be First Team all-conference again this year.
This past summer Goldenring played in the U.S. Amateur Championships held at Pebble Beach and Spy Glass Hill in California and he finished 128th in a field of 312 international competitors.
This past fall he won the Middlebury Invite shooting a 3-under par 141.
Goldenring then shot 2-under the next weekend at the Ephs' home course the Taconic Golf Club to take medalist honors and in April he shot 3-under at Taconic Golf Club for a 36-hole score of 139.
"Sam has really grown into one of the best college golfers in the country," stated Eph head coach Josh Hillman who will accompany Goldenring to Kentucky. "He is a tireless worker who enjoys the process of getting better and is not afraid to put in the extra time to improve."
"Knowing Sam, he will be 100% ready for the NCAA Championship," continued Hillman. "This is the second time at the NCAA's and last summer he competed in the U.S. Amateur! I feel he will do very well in Kentucky and would not be surprised to see him around the top of the leaderboard."
"As good of a golfer Sam is, he is a better person because he is always putting the team first. He trulycares about everyone and how they are doing and progressing. He is a true leader."