Men's golf stays at seventh place at NESCAC Qualifier
BERLIN, Conn. -- The Bates College men's golf team stayed in seventh place on Sunday in finishing play at the NESCAC Men's Golf Qualifier, hosted by Trinity at par 71 Shuttle Meadow Country Club.
First-year Garrett Johnson (Lexington, Mass.) led Bates on the second day by shooting a 77, to finish at 159 overall, tying for 27th place among 50 players at the tournament. Junior Lee Smith (Lexington, Mass.) and sophomore Jared Quenzel (West Hartford, Conn.) both shot 80's to tie for the team lead in overall score at 157 apiece, good for 23rd place overall. Senior John Canney (North Clarendon, Vt.) carded an 85 to finish at 166, tying for 40th place overall.
With an aggregate team score of 639, Bates finished seventh out of 10 teams, ahead of Tufts (643), Bowdoin (653) and Wesleyan (659). Middlebury placed first at 585, led by medalist Brian Cady.
Bates' top four players combined for a score of 317 on Saturday, trailing Colby (314) by three strokes for sixth place and Hamilton (312) by five strokes and leading Tufts (321), Bowdoin (324) and Wesleyan (337).
Smith, a NESCAC All-Conference performer in this event two years ago, overcame a slow start to shoot a 35 on the back nine and finish the day with a plus-6 77. Quenzel shot a 37 on the front nine en route to a 77 as well, tying Smith and two others for 17th place out of 50 players in the tournament.
Canney shot an 81 to tie for 33rd and Johnson carded an 82 to tie for 36th overall to finish out the scoring for Bates.