Men's golf places eighth at Middlebury's Duke Nelson Invitational

Jack Habeeb '22 (Josh McKee photo)
Jack Habeeb '22 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College finished in eighth place out of 22 teams at the 2018 Duke Nelson Men's Golf Invitational at Middlebury College's Ralph Myhre Golf Course on Sunday.

Jack Habeeb '22 led the Continentals in a tie for 14th place out of 111 golfers with a 36-hole total of 148. His 72 in the second round was the best round of the tournament by a Hamilton player and his best round as a collegiate golfer. Nine of the 10 rounds played by the Continentals were in the 70s.

Jeremy Benjamin '19 tied for 32nd place at 151 (75-76) and Milan Matneja '22 tied for 37th after he ended up one shot back with rounds of 77 and 75. Matneja was the individual medalist at the team's first two tournaments this fall. Andrew Watson '19 tied for 56th place at 155 (78-77) and Tom Graham '21 tied his collegiate best round with a 75 on Saturday. All six of Benjamin's and Watson's rounds this fall have been in the 70s. 

Hamilton recorded four-man team totals of 303 and 300 en route to its tournament score of 603. Despite finishing eighth, the Continentals were just 19 shots behind tournament winner Williams. Trinity was runner-up at 588 and New York University finished third at 590.

Hamilton competes in the Williams Fall Invitational at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Massachusetts, on Sept. 22 and 23.