Men's Golf Claims Second-Best NE10 Championship Score in Program History

Men's Golf Claims Second-Best NE10 Championship Score in Program History

ENDICOTT, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College men's golf team recorded its second-lowest score ever at a 36-hole Northeast-10 Conference Championship when the meet concluded on Monday at En-Joie Golf Course. The Purple Knights placed 10th, within four strokes of eighth place.

TEAM RESULTS

  • Saint Michael's was 10th out of 10 schools with 623 shots, trailing Adelphi University by two strokes and American International College by four.
  • 2018 NCAA Championship qualifier Southern New Hampshire University won with 574 shots.

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Matt Johnson (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional)
    • 8-over 80-72--152, tied for 23rd
    • 3rd career NE10 Championship
    • 26th career round in the 70s
    • 8-stroke improvement was 2nd-best between rounds among all NE10 competitors
  • Senior Tucker Buteau (Gorham, Maine/Tilton School)
    • 80-77-157, tied for 37th
    • 4th career NE10 Championship
    • 15th career round in the 70s
    • Monday's score and final score were both 1 stroke higher than career low at NE10s
    • Shot season low on Monday
  • Senior Colin Gaunt (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury)
    • 76-81--157, tied for 37th
    • 4th career NE10 Championship
  • Sophomore Connor Morse (Westford, Mass./Kimball Union Academy)
    • 76-82--158, tied for 39th
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
  • First-year Owen O'Malley (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield)
    • 79-84--163, tied for 44th

MEET FACTS

  • Saint Michael's finished with 623 strokes, its second-lowest 36-hole score at 23 NE10 Championships with that format, behind only last year's 609 shots.
  • Monday's round was the Purple Knights' 54th 18-hole competition at an NE10 meet; the 312 strokes tied for the sixth-lowest in those 54 rounds, with four of the top seven showings coming in the last two years alone.
  • This year's NE10 Championship is the fourth held at En-Joie Golf Course. The Purple Knights had their two best scores there in eight all-time rounds, firing 311 on Sunday and 312 on Monday.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MEET

  • Next Monday and Tuesday at Post University's Eagles Invitational at Watertown (Conn.) Golf Club.
  • Day one's action begins at 8 a.m.