Smith ties for fifth place at NESCAC Golf Qualifier
MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — Bates College first-year Lee Smith (Lexington, Mass.) shot a 77 and tied for fifth place overall Sunday at the conclusion of the NESCAC Golf Qualifier, leading the Bobcats to ninth place overall on the par 71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course.
Bates’ combined four-player, two-day score of 638 fell just one stroke behind eighth-place Tufts (637), and five behind seventh-place Wesleyan (633). Middlebury won the event by a stroke over Trinity, 593 to 594. The top four teams at the competition — Middlebury, Trinity, Hamilton and Williams — will vie for the conference championship in the spring.
Smith followed his first-day score of 73 with 77 for a two-day score of 150, putting him in a four-way tie for fifth place with Jeff Cutter of Bowdoin, Jack Killea of Williams and Trinity’s Jay Driscoll. Trinity’s Reid Longley shot a 141 to lead the pack.
Bates junior Kurt Schuler (Windham, N.H.) followed Smith with a two-day score of 157, tied for 27th overall. Senior captain Jeremy Rogalski (West springfield, Mass.) shot a 165, tied for 39th, and sophomore John Canney (North Clarendon, Vt.) carded a 166 for 41st place, rounding out Bates’ scorers. Senior Tom Bowden (Falmouth, Maine) shot a 174 and placed 47th overall.