Hamilton College tied for seventh place out of 20 teams at the 26th annual Duke Nelson Invitational, which was held on Sept. 26 and 27, at Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vt.
Hamilton and Tufts University both recorded team scores of 638. Salem State won the team title with a score of 606. Trinity College was the runner-up with a team total of 619 strokes.
The Continentals had a team score of 327 on Saturday. On Sunday, Hamilton improved its team score by 16 strokes. Scott Blosser '12 tied for 20th place out of 105 golfers with a 36-hole score of 156. He carded an 80 in his first round on Saturday, and a team-best 76 in the second round.
Phil Preiss '10 tied for 31st and recorded a total score of 159. He tied for the team’s lowest score on Saturday with an 80 and posted a 79 on Sunday. Will Kresock '11 tied for 38th place at 160 and Brad Roche '11 ended up with a 163 and came in 55th. Kresock recorded rounds of 82 and 78. Roche fired a 78 on Sunday.
L.J. Scurfield '12 played in his first tournament for Hamilton since he tied for fourth at the 2009 NESCAC championship in April. Scurfield shot 79 on Sunday. Hans Schulte '13 competed as an individual and posted rounds of 80 and 76. Schulte tied for 20th place along with Blosser.
The Continentals return to play Oct. 3 and 4 at the NESCAC championship qualifier hosted by Waubeeka Golf Links in South Williamstown, Mass.