MAAHIN GULATI ’22
This past weekend, the Trinity Men’s Golf team hosted the annual Bill Detrick Invitational at their home course, Indian Hill Country Club. The Bantams ran away with the title and finished first out of nine teams. Led by senior captains Jack Junge (Lincolnshire, Ill), Will Rosenfield (Baltimore, MD) and Taylor Kay-Green (Needham, Mass) the Bantams captured their victory in style as they shot a combined score of 572, finishing 4-under par as a team for the two days. The Bantams finished a whopping twenty-four shots ahead of second place finishers Babson College, who shot 596. The Amherst College Mammoths, who are prominent NESCAC rivals, took third place honors with a score of 608. Senior tri-captain Will Rosenfield (Baltimore, MD) fired a pair of 70’s on Indian Hill’s tough track to win the individual low score trophy, with a total of 4-under par. He finished three strokes ahead of second place finisher from Babson College, Chris Bornhorst. Supporting Rosenfield’s impressive performance were senior tri-captain Taylor Kay-Green (Needham, Mass) and senior Joseph Ladd (San Francisco, CA), who both fired two-day scores of 145 to tie for third overall. Finishing fifth overall was senior Nick Branchina (Summit, NJ) who shot a two-day total of 147. The Bantam’s strong performance funneled down as junior Cam Chottiner (Houston, TX) shot 150 to tie for eleventh. Also tying for eleventh was senior Alex “ACE” Ensign (Sudbury, MA), who led Trinity’s “B” team in the tournament. While defending their first-place trophy from last year’s Detrick Invitational, the squad added yet another impressive accolade, as they set a school record for 36 holes–breaking their previous record by four shots set just last year. Next weekend, they look to continue their solid play as they head to Middlebury, where they will face a strong field at the Duke Nelson Invitational, which includes NESCAC rivals Middlebury and Williams. All in all, the Bantams are off to a fantastic start in their quest to defend the NESCAC Championship Trophy. With their conference title last season, the Bantams were able to showcase their talents at the NCAA DIII National Championships in North Carolina. With a prominently strong upperclassmen leadership, the Bantams hope to return to the national championships in the spring season. The Bantams will continue their fall season for the next five weeks, making stops at Williams College and Skidmore College. Congratulations to head coach Matt Greason and to the Trinity Men’s Golf team on their outstanding play this past weekend.