Jeffs Show Poise at Duke Nelson Invite

September 20, 2006

MIDDLEBURY, VT – The Amherst College men’s golf team had a strong second outing at the Duke Nelson Invitational. Skidmore College took first place, posting a 591 over the two-day stretch. Host Middlebury College combined for a fourth-place 605 on the weekend. The Lord Jeffs put up a season-best 624, a 21-stroke improvement from the last tournament.

Sophomore Chris Valentine (Topsfield, MA) led the way for Amherst with a 73-81-154 performance which earned him a 35th-place finish out of 123 golfers. Senior Drew Russ (Maui, HI) followed up with an 80-77-157 final. Senior co-captain Andy Bruns (Eaton, OH) finished with an 80-80-160 in a tie with classmate co-captain Sean Jules, who shot a 77-83-160. Bringing up the rear was first-year Adam Shniderman (Fort Lauderdale, FL), who struggled on the first day but found his stroke and posted an 86-76-162 by the tournament's end.

Amherst travels to Williamstown for the Williams Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.


Chris Valentine – 73-81-154 (35th)
Drew Russ - 80-77-157 (48th)
Andy Bruns – 80-80-160 (64th)          
Sean Jules – 77-83-160 (64th)
Adam Shniderman - 86-76-162 (73rd)