QUECHEE, Vt. - The Saint Michael's College men's golf team finished up competition at the two-day Quechee Division II Challenge on Tuesday at the Quechee Club in 13th place. On a day when 10 of the 13 squads in competition fired a higher score than on Monday, the Purple Knights shot 338 strokes to finish the tournament at 651, trailing Saint Anselm College by two shots. Bentley University won with 588 strokes.
Four underclassmen led the way, with first-year Matt Johnson (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional) pacing the squad for the third straight round, shooting a six-over 78 on day two to finish at 153 for the meet. Johnson tied for 25th to come within three strokes of the top 15. Sophomore Colin Gaunt (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) carded an 84 on Tuesday to finish with 161 shots, tying for 49th. First-year Tim Donnelly (Lynn, Mass./Malden Catholic) completed his first college meet tied for 60th at 165, and sophomore Tucker Buteau (Gorham, Maine/Tilton School) scored a 172 to tie for 70th.
The Purple Knights return to action on Oct. 2-3 at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship at the Olde Kinderhook (N.Y.) Golf Course.