Greg Kalagias: 2016 GNAC Rookie of the Year

USM Ties For Third at Southern Maine Fall Classic

Sophomore Greg Kalagias
Sophomore Greg Kalagias

 

GORHAM, Maine  – Sophomore Greg Kalagias (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) shot an opening-round 78 in rainy and windy conditions to lead the University of Southern Maine Huskies at the 2017 Southern Maine Fall Classic hosted at the Gorham Country Club on Sunday. Originally scheduled to be a two-round tournament, the second round was cancelled due to poor weather conditions.  

With Kalagias leading the way, Southern Maine tied for third place in the nine-team field.  Husson University won the Southern Maine Fall Classic with an outstanding  team score of 286, led by Dualton Wickenden and Mackenzie Clow, both of whom have shot a one-under, first-round 70.  St. Joseph's College (Maine) is in second with a score of 314.   Wentworth is tied with  USM with a score of 318, followed by Bowdoin College in fifth with a score of 321. 

Shooting seven-over par on day one, Kalagias is in a four-way tie for 14th.  Kalagias went par on 11 of 18 holes on the day.  Sophomores Tristan Dundas (Abbotsford, British Columbia/Sardis Secondary) and Kyle Morin (Lewiston, Maine) are both tied for 18th with each turning in a card of 79.  Both Dundas and Morin collected three birdies on the day.  Dundas was one-under the par-four seventh hole, the par-five tenth and the par-four 17th.  Morin birdied the tenth, the par-four 11th and the par-five 18th holes.  Junior Mathew Mallett (Kalamazoo, Mich./Parchment) and senior Grayson Waterman (Berwick, Maine/Noble) were the final two Husky golfers competing as the scoring team.  Mallett is tied for 25th, while Waterman is tied for 30th with scores of 82 and 83 respectively. 

Southern Maine returns to action on Saturday, October 14 for the first day of the 2017 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship hosted by Rhode Island College.  

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