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Dundas Low Medalist at Bowdoin College Invitational

USM golf coach Reg Grant (left) congratulates Tristan Dundas on winning the Bowdoin College Invitational.
USM golf coach Reg Grant (left) congratulates Tristan Dundas on winning the Bowdoin College Invitational.
Huskies Finish Sixth in Team Standings

            BRUNSWICK, Maine -- University of Southern Maine junior Tristan Dundas (Abbotsford, B.C.) captured the individual medalist honor by five strokes at the Bowdoin College Invitational with a 36-hole total of even par 144.

            Dundas carded a 2-over par 74 in Sunday's final round at the Brunswick CC to go along with his opening-round score of 2-under par 70.  Dundas is the first USM player to win the tournament since Tom Murray took low medalist honors in 2013.

            Dundas got it to 3-under par for the tournament with a birdie on the third hole, but a string of three consecutive bogeys to close the front nine left him at even par at the turn.  A bogey at the 13th push him to 1-over, but he regained that stroke with a birdie on the 16th for the second straight day.  Over the two days, Dundas played the final five holes (14 through 18) in 6-under par.

            The Huskies finished sixth among the 12 teams in the final standings with a two-day score of 621 (308-313).  First-day leader Saint Anselm College took the team honor with a score of 603 (303-300), three shots ahead of runner-up Providence College (309-297).  Endicott College (304-306) and Nichols College (310-300) tied for third place at 610.

            USM junior Greg Kalagias (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) finished in a four-way tie for 25th place with a two-day total of 156 (76-80).  Classmate Ryan Dee (Houlton, Maine) completed the 36-hole tournament at 157 (80-77) to tie for 29th place, and junior Brendon Croteau (Lewiston, Maine) posted a score of 164 (82-82).

            The Huskies hit the road on Tuesday traveling to the Waterville CC to play in the Thomas College Invitational.

 

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