Johnson Ties for Fifth at Assumption Spring Invitational, Purple Knights Take Fifth

Johnson Ties for Fifth at Assumption Spring Invitational, Purple Knights Take Fifth

SUTTON, Mass. - Junior Matt Johnson (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional) tied for fifth place when the two-day Assumption College Spring Invitational came to an end on Sunday at the Blackstone National Golf Club. The Purple Knights placed fifth among six schools.

TEAM RESULTS

  • With 660 strokes, the Purple Knights placed fifth in a six-school field.
  • Each of the top three teams in the meet were ranked in the latest NCAA East Region poll: first-place Franklin Pierce University (No. 2), second-place Post University (No. 8) and third-place Assumption (No. 4).
  • Franklin Pierce won with 598 strokes.
  • The tournament was the Purple Knights' first since Oct. 19-20.

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Junior Matt Johnson (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional)
    • 9-over 77-76--153, tied for 5th among 40 golfers
    • 4 shots short of day-two leader, who carded 72
    • 3rd in pars (22)
    • Tied for 3rd in par-4 scoring (4.25)
    • Tied 6th in birdies (4)
    • 4th top-10 tournament finish this season, and 5th overall
    • 32nd career round in the 70s
    • Shot in 70s during last seven rounds
  • Senior Tucker Buteau (Gorham, Maine/Tilton School)
    • 84-83--167, tied for 28th
    • Tied for 4th in pars (21)
    • Tied for 4th in par-3 scoring (3.25)
  • Sophomore Connor Morse (Westford, Mass./Kimball Union Academy)
    • 84-83--167, tied for 28th
  • First-year Owen O'Malley (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield)
    • 89-85--174, tied for 37th
  • First-year Will Coontz (Pasadena, Calif./Saint Francis)
    • 88-86--174, tied for 37th

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MEET

  • Friday-Saturday at Southern New Hampshire University's Penmen Spring Invitational at Beaver Meadow Golf Course in Concord, N.H., 9 a.m. both days