Hartford, Conn. – Playing from two spots behind and a possible elimination, the Trinity College golf program overcame tremendous odds Sunday afternoon, jumping from sixth place to fourth place to secure its spot in the 2020 NESCAC Championship Tournament. The Bantams, who will be looking to defend its back-to-back NESCAC crowns, jumped ahead of Middlebury and Amherst, finishing in the fourth and final seed of this year's tournament.
Williams finished first with a team score of 586, leading the pack through both rounds. Tufts won day two with a round-low 292, and finished two strokes behind the leaders. Hamilton, who was in fourth on Saturday, jumped into third after Amherst went from second to sixth, and Trinity rounded out the top four with a team final of 597; the team shot a 302 in day one, but roared back on Sunday, shooting a 295.
Freshman Max Edminster (Takoma Park, Md.) leads the Bantams through day one, and finished day two even stronger; the first-year finished the final round shooting a 71, and was tied for the third-best individual score on the weekend. Junior Ricardo Paes Leme (Lake Villa, Ill.) finished the tournament tied for 12th after shooting a 75 in both rounds, and after shooting a 78 in day one, Michael Zeng finished Sunday's round with a 71, putting him tied for 12th overall.
The NESCAC Championship will be hosted at Williams, and will take place Saturday-Sunday, April 25-26.