WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. – Trinity College earned its first NESCAC golf crown on Sunday afternoon, as the Bantams won the 2010 NESCAC Golf Championship at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass. After finishing the first round with an impressive score of 293, Trinity posted a score of 305 on day two to end the weekend with a combined total of 598. The victory gives the Bantams an automatic bid to the upcoming NCAA Golf Championship.
Following Trinity was runner-up Middlebury, the team that edged the Bantams for the 2009 conference championship via tie-breaker. The Panthers shaved six strokes off their Saturday total of 310 and finished the tournament with a score of 614. In third was Hamilton (617), while host Williams placed fourth (620).
Sophomore Alex Bermingham of Trinity posted the best two-day total out of the field of 20 linksmen, carding a score of 145 (+3). Bermingham fired a 4-under round of 68 on Saturday afternoon, the lowest round total for either day. The Middlebury tandem of Jim Levins and Brian Cady tied for second (146, +4), as Cady's 70 round (-1) was the best among Sunday's performances while Levins was right behind with a Sunday score of 71 (E). Rounding out the top five were Josh Grossman (147, +5) and Reid Longley (149, +7) from Trinity.
Hans Schulte had the low score for the Continentals, as he finished sixth overall with a 152 (+10). NESCAC Player of the Year Phil Preiss was right behind in seventh with a score of 153 (+11). The Ephs were represented in the top 10 by Jack Killea and Jacob Wagner, as the duo tied for eighth (154, +12).
The 2010 NCAA Golf Championship will be held May 11-14 in Hershey, Pa.
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