Middlebury, Vt. (September 16, 2006) – Greg Levings of Springfield College fired a 79 on Saturday at the 24th Annual Duke Nelson Invitational Golf Tournament, hosted by Middlebury College at the par 71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course. The Pride placed 25th in the tournament as Levings led the way, tied for 74th among individuals.
Skidmore combined for a two-day total of 599 as it captured the tournament. The Thoroughbreds trailed Williams by two strokes after day one, but shot an impressive 292 on day two to capture the 25-team tournament. The Ephs placed second with a 605, followed by St. Lawrence (617), Hamilton (621) and Clarkson (623).
Travis Dewire of Skidmore won medalist honors in a playoff with a par on the par-4 17th hole. He and Skidmore’s Chris Dejohn both finished the tournament at 145. Dave Velardo of Wesleyan placed third with a 146, Jay Driscoll of Trinity was fourth with a 147, while WNEC’s Stephen Rourke, Clarkson’s Ryan Swanson and UMass.-Dartmouth’s Tyler Kett all tied for fifth place with 148’s.
Levings, a junior from Averill Park, N.Y., had a total score of 164 after shooting a 79 on Sunday.
Craig DiFranco was second best for Springfield with his 87-79=166, tied for 86th. Junior Michael LaJoie was next for the Pride at 89-79=168, tied for 96th. Kyle Hicks was fourth best at 89-84=173.
The Pride will tee-off again at the Williams Invitational on Saturday-Sunday, September 22-23.