MIDDLEBURY-The Middlebury College men's golf team won its fourth NESCAC Championship, capturing the title with a red-hot 292 on day two and a combined score of 594 over 36 holes.
Leading by nine after one day of play, the Panthers added to their lead to come away with a convincing 19-stroke victory. The title is the third for the squad in the last six seasons, as they earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament May 10-13 at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
Trinity finished second with a 613, followed by Williams (615) and Amherst (623).
The championship event was hosted by Middlebury, with the event taking place at the Neshobe Golf Club in Brandon.
NESCAC Player of the Year Brian Cady led Middlebury on day two, firing a one-under-par 71 on the par 72 course to finish second overall with a 148. Winning medalist honors was Middlebury's William Prince, who shot an even par 72 on day two, finishing with a 146.
Jimmy Levins and Andrew Emerson each finished with a 151 to tie for fourth place and round out Middlebury's scorers.
Alex Bermingham of Trinity finished the tourney in third place with a 150, followed by teammate Jack Palley in sixth with a 152.