Sophomore Greg Palmer earned medalist honors with a two-day score of 147 while leading the Trinity College Bantams to first place in the NESCAC Golf Championship Qualifying Tournament at Hickory Ridge Golf Club. Trinity led Hamilton by two strokes, 304 to 306, after the first day’s play, and pulled away from the field on the second day with a team score of 288 to take the team title by 15 strokes over second-place Williams, 592-607. Trinity, Williams, Hamilton, and Middlebury will play in the NESCAC Championship Tournament in the spring, and the Bantams will host the event for the second time. Trinity won the NESCAC Qualifier in 2007 and hosted the Championships in 2008. The Bantams were the NESCAC Championship Runners-Up in 2006, 2009, and 2011, and won their first league title in 2010.
Palmer shared fifth place with three other Bantams after Saturday’s round and edged classmates William Burchill and Nick Buenaventura by one stroke to finish alone in first among individuals. Trinity senior tri-captain Jack Palley, last year’s NESCAC Qualifi er medalist, improved by six strokes with a 79 yesterday and a 73 today to tie sophomore teammate Donald Hunt for seventh place and give Trinity five of the top-ten scorers in the fi eld. Palmer is the sixth Bantam in the past eight years to earn NESCAC Medalist and NESCAC Player of the Year honors, as he joins former Trinity linksmen George Boudria (2005), Reid Longley (2006, 2008), and Josh Grossman (2007), and Palley (2011). Palmer also joins Buenaventura and Burchill on the All- NESCAC First Team, while Hunt and Palley grace the All-NESCAC Second Team.