Men's golf ties for eighth place at Williams Fall Invitational

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

The Hamilton College Continentals finished in a tie for eighth place out of 25 teams at the 2019 Williams College Men's Golf Fall Invitational at Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass., on Sunday.

Jack Habeeb '22 led Hamilton for the third straight weekend as he finished at 1-under 141. Habeeb tied for first place out of 127 finishers but came up short in his bid for medalist honors as he lost on the third hole of a playoff. He fired a 2-under 69 on Saturday and his 18- and 36-hole scores were career bests. He led all players with nine birdies and in par-4 scoring at 4.00.

Brent Schoeller '21 tied for 39th place at 154 after rounds of 76 and 78. Schoeller had an eagle and led the Continentals in par-5 scoring at 3-under. Jack McKeon '22 tied for 51st place at 156. McKeon paced Hamilton with 22 pars and tied a career-best with a 76 in the final round. Tom Graham '21 carded an opening-round 77 and Jason Healy '22 posted a 79 on Sunday.

The Continentals finished at 607 for the tournament after four-man team scores of 302 on Saturday and 305 on Sunday. Babson College, which received votes in the Division III preseason Top 25 coaches poll, captured the team title at 588. Williams also received votes and was runner-up after the Ephs were edged by a stroke. University of Rochester received votes and was third at 591. New York University received votes and landed in fourth place at 592. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute -- the fifth team in the tournament that received votes in the national poll -- was fifth at 594. Nationally ranked No. 17 Trinity College ended up in sixth place at 597.

Hamilton's biggest event of the fall -- the NESCAC championship qualifier -- is at Sandy Burr Country Club in Wayland, Mass., on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28 and 29.