Sullivan Tops Amherst Leaderboard with Top-30 at Williams

Sullivan Tops Amherst Leaderboard with Top-30 at Williams

WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. -- Senior Nicholas Sullivan carded back to back rounds in the mid-70's and finished in a tie for 27th as the Amherst College men's golf team competed at the Williams College Invitational, concluding on Sunday at Taconic Golf Course.

The Mammoths tied for 14th overall in the field of 25 teams. Amherst shot a 309 on Sunday, eight strokes better than their Saturday score, and finished the tournament +58, just one stroke back of St. Lawrence University.

Sullivan followed up a 76 with a 75 on Sunday to go +9 for the tournament. His round matched that of teammate Brian Aslanian '22, who improved ten strokes from his Saturday score to finish the event with a +18 score of 160.

Jefferey Herr '20, after a team-leading 74 on Saturday, carded an 80 and tied for 39th overall at +12.

Will Lonnquist '20 was also in the 70's on Sunday (82-79-161), while Nicholas Kumamoto '20 improved as well, shooting an 82, four strokes better than his first day score.

As an individual, Cole Vissicchio '20 tied for 69th (77-82-159).

The Babson Beavers shot 288 (+4) on Sunday to finish the event at 588 (+20). The Babson charge was led by two phenomenal rounds: Niko Gianelos with 68 (-3) and Chris Bornhorst with 69 (-2). Gianelos' round was tied for the low-round of the event with RPI's Ryan Quinn. Rounding out the scoring for the Beavers were Reed Wilson's 74 (+3) and Jackson Rothwell's 77 (+6). 

University of Rochester and New York University finished not far behind the top two teams. Rochester finished the event at 591 (+23) on the back of a Sunday 69 from Declan Hickton. NYU fired a final-round 301 (+17) to finish the event at 592 (+24) and in fourth.  

Sam Goldenring of Williams claimed the individual title on the third hole of a sudden-death playoff over Jack Habeeb of Hamilton. Both players finished the 36-hole event at 141 (-1). Ricardo Paes Leme of Trinity and Joey Burlison of NYU finished in a tie for third at even-par 142. Chris Bornhorst of Babson finished in fifth-place at 143 (+1).