Date Posted:09/26/2002,  8:00AM

NESCAC Golf Championship Preview

HARTFORD, CT ? Williams College will attempt to win their third consecutive conference title as Middlebury College hosts the 2002 NESCAC Golf Championship this weekend at the Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, Vermont.

The two-day, 36-hole championship will begin Saturday, September 28 at 12 p.m. and conclude on Sunday with an opening tee time of 8 a.m. The Ralph Myhre Golf Course is a par 71, 6,379-yard course laid out over rolling terrain in the Green Mountains of Vermont.

Five NESCAC teams opened the year at the Duke Nelson Tournament held at Middlebury. Williams won the event with a two-day total of 602. Middlebury placed fourth followed by Hamilton at 13th, Amherst at 14th and Wesleyan at 18th. Hamilton sophomore Brian Williams and Aaron Flick of Williams College were co-medalists each scoring 148 over the two-day event.

At the 2001 NESCAC Championship, held at the Taconic Golf Club in Williamstown, Mass., Williams College posted a two-day total of 605 to defeat the 10-team field. Amherst finished second scoring 623 followed by Middlebury (642), Colby (646) and Trinity (647).

Nine of last year?s top 11 finishers return including 2001 medalist Will Sicks of Williams. Sicks shot consecutive rounds of 73 to claim the top spot as a junior in 2001. Sicks placed second as both a sophomore at the Ralph Myhre Course in 2000 and as a freshman in 1999.

Results can be found following each day?s competition on Middlebury?s website HERE