Men's golf ties for fourth at Middlebury

Hamilton College tied for fourth place at Middlebury College's 25-team Duke Nelson Invitational, which was held at Middlebury's Ralph Myhre Golf Course on Sept. 18 and 19.

Hamilton's 36-hole team score was 616 -- the same as nationally ranked No. 10 Skidmore College. Rensselaer captured the team title with a 606. Saint Anselm College was runner-up at 613 and Manhattanville College finished one shot back in third place.

The Continentals' top four scores added up to a total of 312 on Saturday. Greg Scott '14 fired a 3-over 74 on the 6,379-yard layout. Hans Schulte '13 chipped in a 78 and Julian Ophals '14 added a 79. Knute Gailor '13, who competed as an individual, also shot 79.

Four Hamilton players broke 80 on Sunday as the Continentals improved their team score by eight strokes with a 304. Scott again led the way with a 73, and tied for second out of 127 golfers at 147. The individual medalist posted a 36-hole total of 146.

Schulte carded a 75 in the second round and tied for 16th place at 153. Ophals and Brandon De Graff '14 recorded 78s. Ophals tied for 39th place at 157.

Hamilton finished ahead of New England Small College Athletic Conference rivals Middlebury, Trinity College, Tufts University, Williams College, Amherst College and Wesleyan University. The Continentals compete in the Williams Fall Invitational on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26.

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