MANCHESTER, CT - The Tufts University golf team finished seventh out of 22 teams at the season-opening Duke Nelson Invitational hosted by Middlebury College this weekend.
The Jumbos' four-best scores on Sunday totaled 303 strokes, an improvement of five over their score from Saturday (308). Tufts' 611 total was seventh right behind sixth-place Middleubury (609). Tufts finished with a seven-stroke advantage over eighth-place Skidmore, wbo scored 618.
Senior Mac Bredahl fired an even-par 71 on Sunday at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course located at the Middlebury campus to lead Tufts. Scoring second for the Jumbos on Sunday was junior Kemp Bassett at 74. Senior Adam Schwimmer was third for Tufts (75) and classmate Trevor Clauson placed fourth (83) for the Jumbos.
Bredahl, who shot 76 on Saturday, led Tufts for the weekend at 147 which tied for 13th place individually. Bassett's two-day total was 149 including his 75 on Saturday putting him tied for 17th overall.
Babson College held on to its lead from Saturday and won the tournament with a 580 total (293-287). They were just a stroke ahead of second-place NYU (581). Middlebury College's Hogan Beazley shot three-under 68 on Sunday to take over first place individually and win with a 140 tournament score. He was three strokes clear of second-place Lane Bohman from Babson (72-71-143).
Tufts plays rare mid-week action on Tuesday at the Saints Invitational hosted by Emmanuel College at South Shore Country Club in Hingham starting at 1 pm.