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Men's Golf Finishes 18th at Duke Nelson Invitational

Men's Golf Finishes 18th at Duke Nelson Invitational

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The Castleton University men's golf team wrapped up play at the Duke Nelson Invitational on Sunday afternoon, improving in one spot in the standings on the second day and finishing 18th overall out of 22 teams.

The Spartans shot a team total of 314 on the second day, shaving nine strokes off their score on Saturday. The two-day total of 637 put them two strokes ahead of St. Lawrence University. Williams College overtook the top spot with a day-two team score of 291, giving them a two-day total of 584. Day-one leader New York University finished in third place with a total of 590, while Trinity College moved into second place with a 588.

Jacob Erwin carded a round of 77 on the day giving him a two-day total of 152 to place T-37th individually. Nicholas Ojala registered a team-low 76 on the day, shaving two strokes off his Saturday score and giving him a two-day total of 154. Jordan Ayer posted a round of 80, improving by one stroke over day one, while Tripp Norris (81) and Caleb Fizer (86) rounded out the competitors for the Spartans. Norris bested his day-one score by eight strokes, while Fizer eliminated five strokes from round one to round two.

Williams' Sam Goldenring led wire-to-wire at the Raplh Myhre Golf Course, shooiting 69-70-139 to claim the individual title by three strokes. Babson's Lane Bohman finished second (71-71-142) while NYU's Moibhi Tyndall placed third with a 72-72-144.

Castleton returns to the course on Saturday when it plays host to the Castleton Invitational at Rutland Country Club. Saturday tee times begin at 12 p.m.