Golf Finishes Just One Shot Off NESCAC Champion

Harry Theodore shot one-over par on Sunday.

SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. - The Tufts University golf team placed third at the NESCAC #2 event held at the Ledges Golf Club on Sunday. The round was part of a two-day tournament to determine the conference champion for 2021. Tufts finished tied for second in the overall scoring.

On Sunday Tufts' four-best scores added up to 308 strokes. Combined with their 300 score which had been first at the NESCAC #1 tournament a week ago, Tufts' two-round total was 608. That tied with Trinity (301-307-608) for second place, but the Bantams won a tie-breaker to earn conference runner-up honors.

Middlebury College was crowned NESCAC champions after shooting 304 for first place today and registering a 607 two-day total. The Panters receive the conference's automatic NCAA berth. The Jumbos were just one stroke behind in the two-day scoring total.

Senior co-captain Harry Theodore led Tufts today and was second out of 43 golfers overall with a one-over par 73. Sophomore Kemp Bassett was #2 for the Jumbos at four-over 76. Travis Clauson (79) and Alex Honigford (80) also contributed to the Tufts total. Jack Meehan was the Jumbos' fifth finisher as he shot 84.

The tie for second overall is the best finish for Tufts Golf at a NESCAC final event since the team was the runner up at the 2003 conference championship.

Middlebury, Trinity and Tufts separated themselves from the pack of five other teams during the two rounds. Hamilton College finished as the fourth-place team with a combined score of 631.