Middlebury, VT–In search of their fourth consecutive NESCAC championship, the team teed it up today at the Ralph Myhre, Middlebury College home course. This tournament marks the first ever NESCAC automatic qualifier for the national tournament. The course is notorious for its turtle-back greens and windy conditions so it was a grind for all teams today. Williams pulled ahead by one stroke with a 320. Amherst is close behind with 321 and Middlebury rounds off the top 3 with 326.
The Ephs were led by senior Cordelia Chan, who shot a 3-over 74 today. Her round featured three birdies on the finishing holes.
"It was definitely a grind out there today; I was able to make some key up and downs to keep my score together," Chan said. "Spirits are high and I'm really proud of this team for fighting until the very last hole. I'm excited for tomorrow and what this team can do!"
"It was a battle for the team today as the course was playing tough. We fought for every shot and hit some really good ones. We also learned a lot from today's round, and we will look to improve in tomorrow's round," head coach Tomas Adalsteinsson said. "We were glad to see some good scores, and we know we can do better."
The teams will tee off at 9am.