Men's golf places fifth in deep Duke Nelson Invitational field

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

Hamilton College finished in fifth place out of 23 teams at the 36th Duke Nelson Men's Golf Invitational at Middlebury College's Ralph Myhre Golf Course on Sunday.

The deep tournament field included nationally ranked No. 17 Trinity College and three other teams that received votes in the Division III Preseason Top 25 coaches poll. The Continentals' weekend team score of 599 included a sparkling four-man total of 293 in Sunday's final round. New York University captured the team title at 579, Williams College was runner-up at 589, Middlebury was another shot back in third place, and Babson College ended up fourth at 592.

Jack Habeeb '22 led Hamilton for the second weekend in a row as he tied for sixth place out of 118 golfers with a 36-hole total of 144. Habeeb's even-par 71 on Sunday was tied for the Continentals' best round of the tournament. All four of his rounds this fall have been 73 or better.

Brent Schoeller '21 rebounded from a tough weekend at St. Lawrence University with rounds of 74 and 75 as he tied for 18th place at 149. His 74 on Saturday was his best for 18 holes with the Continentals and he set a 36-hole record as well.

Jason Healy '22 shattered his career low for 18 holes with a 71 on Sunday and tied for 30th place at 151. Jack McKeon '22 tied for 56th place at 155 with rounds of 79 and 76 and broke his collegiate bests for 18 and 36 holes for the second weekend in a row. Ben Coffey '23 posted a 77 in the final round. Eight of Hamilton's 10 rounds at Middlebury were in the 70s.

The Continentals compete in the Williams Fall Invitational at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass. on Sept. 21 and 22.