Lee Smith named NESCAC Golf Rookie of the Year
Lee Smith ’12
HADLEY, Mass. — Bates College first-year golfer Lee Smith won NESCAC Golf Rookie of the Year honors and was officially named to the All-Conference First Team on Tuesday by the New England Small College Athletic Conference.
Smith (Lexington, Mass.) finished tied for fifth at last weekend’s NESCAC Golf Qualifier at the par 71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vt. The rookie 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, capturing his second NESCAC Player of the Year award.
Smith is the third Bates golfer to receive NESCAC All-Conference honors in the past decade, after Dominic Lee ’04 in 2003 and Jake Cox ’08 in 2005, but he is the first Bobcat to receive First Team honors.
“There some darn good golfers who have won this award,” said Bates head coach Bob Flynn. “This is a real honor for Lee and for the Bates golf program.”
Smith and the Bobcats are competing tomorrow, Oct. 1, at the Thomas College Terrier Classic at Boothbay Country Club.