Courtesy of Williams Sports Information
HOWEY-in-the-HILLS, Fla. – The Williams College men's golf team shot a 314 (26 over par) and finds itself tied for 25th place with Pacific Lutheran after the first day of the four-day NCAA Tournament.
Huntingdon College shot a 293 and owns a three-shot lead over Texas at Tyler, Rhodes, and LaGrange College.
The Ephs, who are making their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2013, were paired with the teams from the University of Northwestern (St. Paul) and the University of Mary Hardin Baylor and teed of at 12:30 p.m. on the 6,444-yard, par 72 El Campeon Course at the Mission Hill Resort. The University of Mary Hardin Baylor is tied for 14th place at 16 over par, while the University of Northwestern is last, in 42nd place, 50 over par.
First-years Sam Goldenring and Will Kannegieser led the Ephs through the front nine. Goldenring was one over par (36), while Kannegieser was two over (37). As a team the Ephs were plus 13 on the front. Jacob Watt-Morse was five over (40) as was classmate Ross Hoffman. Senior Grant Raffel struggled out of the gate with a 43 on the front.
On the back nine Watt-Morse was one over while Hoffman and Raffell were three over (40). Kannegieser went four over on the back (41), and Goldenring was five over (42)
Overall Goldenring, Watt-Morse and Kannegieser all shot 78. Hoffman finished with an 80 and Raffel carded an 83.
Wednesday morning the Ephs will again be paired with the Northwestern (St. Paul) and the Mary Hardin Baylor and will tee off at 7:30 a.m. and play the Las Colinas Course, which is 6,488 yards and par 72.