Catamounts Hit Links with Good Results

MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – The University of Vermont golf team recorded its best showing in recent memory at Middlebury’s Duke Nelson Invitational, finishing fourth out of 20 teams, just three strokes behind tournament champion Clarkson. Coach Mike Gilligan’s Catamounts finished with a two-day total of 621 on the Ralph Myhre Golf Club layout, just three shots behind Clarkson’s 618. Williams and Hamilton tied for second (619) while Middlebury was fifth. Vermont’s Tim Rawding shot 79 on Saturday and fired a sizzling 73 Sunday to finish with 152 total strokes, good for a tie for sixth overall out of 102 golfers. Kevin Solomon (Rye, N.Y.) put together a 79-75-154 to finish in 14th place, while David Grossman (Linwood, N.J.) and Tom Rogers (Acton, Mass.), tied for 34th overall with two-day scores of 160. Alex Squire (Westport, Mass.) tied for 49th with 78-85-163. Vermont competes at the Dartmouth Invitational next weekend.-Athletic Communications