Hartford, Conn. - The Trinity College golf team, which has qualified for 10 consecutive New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championships, will look to do so once again this fall when the conference's qualifying tournament takes place this weekend at Indian Hill Country Club in Newington, Conn. and hosted by the Bantams. Trinity is once again a top contender to win the NESCAC Fall Qualifier, coming off a first-place finish in the Williams College Fall Invitational that featured eight teams in the league and all four of last spring's championship qualifiers. The first round of the 2017 NESCAC Fall Qualifier begins at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 30 and round two commences on Sunday, October 1 at the same time. The Bantams, who will tee off with Amherst and Tufts at 11:10 a.m., won the NESCAC Qualifier in 2012, and finished second last autumn.
The 2016 NESCAC runner-up and tied for second last spring, Trinity is aiming for its second conference title in 2017-18. The Bantams last won the title in 2010, lost just one golfer to graduation, and return All-NESCAC performers Will Rosenfield (Baltimore, Md.), Nate Choukas (Hanover, N.H.), Taylor Kay-Green (Needham, Mass.), and Jack Junge (Winnetka, Ill.). Choukas, the 2014 NESCAC Rookie of the Year and this year's Bantam captain, and Kay-Green were All-NESCAC Second Team selections in 2015-16, while Rosenfield is a two-time, All-NESCAC honoree, and Junge graced the all-conference squad last fall.
Trinity opened this season winning its own Bill Detrick Invitational and placed third in the Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury before capturing first place at the Williams Invitational last weekend. Rosenfield tied fellow juniors Ace Ensign (Sudbury, Mass.) and Kay-Green for medalist honors at the Bill Detrick Invitational (148), finished tied for third at the Duke Nelson Tourney (143) and was the individual champion at Williams, where he was the only golfer to shoot under par (139) at Taconic Golf Club. Kay-Green, a 2015 All-NESCAC Second Team selection, tied Rosenfield for medalist honors at Trinity's invitational (148) and finished in a tie for third at the Williams Invitational (144). Kay-Green was third at Williams and Choukas took sixth overall.
"We are excited to welcome the rest of the NESCAC to Indian Hill this weekend," said Trinity Head Coach Matt Greason (5th Season). "The course is in great shape and it promises to be a great weekend of competition."