|Brandon Karr was Tufts' top finisher on Sunday and overall|
WILLIAMSTOWN – The Tufts University golf team slipped five spots and finished in a tie for eighth place out of 20 teams at the Williams College Fall Invitational on Sunday.
The Jumbos had been third in the tournament on Saturday after their four best scores added up to 304 strokes. Tufts compiled a 318 score on Sunday which left their weekend total at 622. They finished tied for eighth with Hamilton College, with both teams four strokes behind seventh-place Middlebury (618).
After all five Jumbo players shot in the 70s on Saturday, only junior Brandan Karr at 77 and freshman Mac Bredahl with a 79 were below 80 on Sunday. Also scoring for Tufts in the second round was senior co-captain Justin Feldman (80) and sophomore Harry Theodore (82).
Individually, Karr's two-day 153 led Tufts and was tied for 16th out of more than 100 golfers at the event. Feldman was also in the top 30 with his 155 tournament total.
Host Williams College maintained its lead and won the tournament with a 588 final score (296-292). They won handily as runner-up Husson finished at 305-300-605.
Williams' Sam Goldenring also held on to his Saturday lead and won individual medalist honors with a even-par 71 on Sunday for a tournament total of 140. Will Rosenfeld from third-place Trinity was five strokes back as the runner-up at 76-69-145.
Head coach George Pendergast's Jumbos play in the NESCAC Qualifier hosted by Wesleyan at Lyman Orchards Golf Club next weekend (September 29-30). Tufts must place among the top four to move on to next spring's NESCAC Championship.