Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College men's golf team, led by Head Coach Matt Greason (5th season), cracked the top 25 of the Division III Bushnell Golfweek Coaches Poll at the close of the 2017 fall season. The Bantams entered the poll ranked No. 24, behind No. 23 Pacific Lutheran and ahead of No. 25 Carnegie Mellon. Trinity is the lone New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) program to represent in the poll, with Williams in the "others receiving votes" category.
Trinity enjoyed a banner fall campaign, winning the Bill Detrick Invitational on its home course at Indian Hill Country Club and the William College Fall Invitational, before taking first place in the NESCAC Championship Qualifier at Indian Hill on October 1. The Bantams, which also vqme in third place in the Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury College, capped off 2017 with a second-place performance in the Ekwanik College Tournament in Vermont on October 10.
Trinity earned the right to host the 2018 NESCAC Championship Tournament after winning the qualifier by 20 strokes. Senior Kole Kelly (Belmont, Mass.) carded a two-day score of 143 to collect medalist honors, while junior Will Rosenfield (Baltimore, Md.) was second with a 144, including a career-low single round of 67, in the NESCAC Qualifier, senior captain Nate Choukas (Hanover, N.H.) tied for third at 147, and sophomore Cameron Chottiner (Houston, Texas) was seventh at 149. Rosenfield added a first-place score of 139 in the Williams Invitational and tied classmate Taylor Kay-Green (Needham, Mass.) for medalist honors in the Detrick Invitational. Kay-Green also tied for third place in the Williams Invitational, and Choukas won the one-round, Ekwanok Tournament with a score of 67.