Panther men, women conclude links season

aMiddlebury College finished second among four teams competing at the 2010 NESCAC Championship at the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass.

After finishing the first round with an impressive score of 293, Trinity posted a score of 305 on day two to end the weekend with a combined total of 598. Following Trinity was runner-up Middlebury, the team that edged the Bantams for the 2009 conference championship via tie-breaker.

The Panthers shaved six strokes off their Saturday total of 310 and finished the tournament with a score of 614. In third was Hamilton (617), while host Williams placed fourth (620).

The Middlebury tandem of Jim Levins and Brian Cady tied for second (146, +4), as Cady's 70 round (-1) was the best among Sunday's performances while Levins was right behind with a Sunday score of 71 (E). Andrew Emerson finished 15th with a 151, while John Szmyd and Robert Israel each shot a 165.

The Middlebury College women's golf team ended its spring season with a tenth place finish at the Williams Spring Invitational. The Panthers shot 712 over the two-day event, while Amherst shot a 626 to pick up the win.

Sophomore Flora Weeks (Seattle, Wash.) and first-year player Keely Levins (Rutland, Vt.) continued to pace the squad, both finishing in a tie for fourth place with identical scores of 75 and 78 for 153. First-year player Victoria Chiang (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) shot a 196, junior Ashley Sandy (Middlebury, Vt.) came in with a 210, while rookie Alison Andrews (Seattle, Wash.) shot a 221.

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