Men's golf places 9th at Middlebury tournament
Hamilton College finished ninth out of 25 teams at the 29th Duke Nelson Invitational, which was held at Middlebury College's Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vt., on Sept. 15 and 16.
Hamilton's Greg Scott '14 won a one-hole playoff against Rensselaer's Brandon Mader to earn individual medalist honors. Scott and Mader finished the 36 holes at 3-over-par 145. Scott drained a 15-foot putt to eagle the 492-yard, par-5 first hole. Scott stuck a four iron to set up the tourney-winning putt, while Mader finished with a par.
Scott -- a two-time all-region selection and 2011 all-American -- carded a 73 on Saturday and fired a 72 on Sunday on the par 71 layout that measures 6,315 yards. The Vermont native is a member at Ralph Myhre GC.
Matt Yung '16 posted a 77 on the first day and ended up in a tie for 35th place out of 127 golfers with a two-day total of 159. The Continentals' team score was 636 after a four-man total of 317 strokes on Saturday and 319 on the second day.
Rensselaer captured the team title with a 607, including 294 on the final day. Nationally ranked No. 18 Skidmore College was runner-up at 613, and was followed by three NESCAC teams. Middlebury took third place (618), followed by Williams College (619) and Trinity College (620).
Hamilton competes in the Williams Fall Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22 and 23.