Men's golf places fourth at St. Lawrence Invitational

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

Hamilton College finished in fourth place out of 11 teams at the 2019 St. Lawrence University Men's Golf Invitational on Sunday.

The Continentals were incredibly consistent all weekend as they posted four-man team scores of 300 on Saturday and 301 on Sunday for a tournament total of 601. New York University, which received votes in the Division III preseason Top 25 coaches poll, captured the team title at 582. St. Lawrence was runner-up at 595 and Clarkson University was close behind at 597.

Hamilton's Jack Habeeb '22 was the individual runner-up as he posted a 36-hole total of 2-under 142 on an Oliver D. Appleton Golf Course that measured 6,604 yards. Habeeb holed out from 276 yards on the par-5 18th hole for a double eagle in the first round and carded a career-best 70. His 72 in the final round clinched a career best for a 36-hole tournament score.

Jason Healy '22 tied his career low with a 74 on Sunday and finished the tournament at 5-over 149, which was another career best and put him in a tie for 11th place out of 59 golfers. Ben Coffey '23 tied for 19th place at 154 (76-78) in his first collegiate tournament, and Jack McKeon '22 tied for 22nd place at 156 (79-77). McKeon established career lows for 18 and 36 holes after he competed in just two events last season as a first-year.

The Continentals compete in Middlebury College's Duke Nelson Invitational at Ralph Myhre Golf Course on Sept. 14 and 15.