Williamstown, MA - The Williams men's golf team entered Sunday with an eight shot lead over defending champion Middlebury College, and the Ephs finished well to defeat the Panthers by seven. The afternoon rain, sideways wind, and cold temperatures at Taconic Golf Club made scoring extremely difficult for the field today. Williams posted a 323 team score on Sunday, giving it a 622 overall total. Middlebury came in second place with an overall score of 629, and Amherst snuck into third place with 633, one better than both Hamilton College and Trinity College.
The overnight leader, Williams' Dylan Dethier '14, was able to hold onto his one stroke lead to win his first collegiate tournament. The sophomore followed up his 73 on Saturday with another steady 78 in the inclement weather to post a two-day total of 151. That was one better than Wesleyan senior Pete Taylor '12, who posted twin 76's for a 152 total. Two players tied for third place: Amherst's Nich Koh and Hamilton's Greg Scott each shot 153. In fifth place overall, Williams' Jake Abrahams '14 carded a 155. Middlebury's Max Alley rounded out The All-Tournament team with a two-day total of 156.
Head coach Rick Pohle was impressed with his team's resolve despite the most challenging conditions it faced all season: "The weather got pretty ugly today, but we survived the challenge to post the victory. Some might not agree, but I think it was a great learning experience to compete in these sorts of conditions, when you have to play in the elements."