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Southern Maine Wins USM Fall Classic

The USM golf team won the USM Fall Classic on Monday with a two-day score of 607.
The USM golf team won the USM Fall Classic on Monday with a two-day score of 607.

Southern Maine Wins USM Fall Classic

            GORHAM, Maine -- The University of Southern Maine golf team won its sixth event of the fall season Monday coming from behind to win the annual USM Fall Classic at the Gorham Country Club.

            The Huskies "Blue" squad took the top spot on the team leader board with a two-day score of 607 after posting a four-man aggregate score of 297 in the final round.  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth edged first-day leader Bowdoin College for the runner-up spot by one shot, 616-617.  St. Joseph's College was fourth in the eight-team field at 619.

            Leading the USM charge was junior Tristan Dundas (Abbotsford, B.C.) who carded the low round of the day with a 1-under par 70.  Dundas went out in 1-under par 34 before playing the back nine in an even par 36.  Tied for 13th after shooting a 78 in the opening round, Dundas finished in a tie for second place at 148.

            Junior Greg Kalagias (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) rebounded from an opening round 79 to post a 1-over par 72 on Monday to finish in a tie for eighth place at 151.  Classmate Ryan Dee (Houlton, Maine) turned in a 75 for the final round and a two-day total of 153.  Senior captain Shaun McKinnon (Rocky Hill, Conn.) added 80 for a two-day score of 156.

            For the Huskies "Gold" team, senior Parker Sanderson (Bangor, Maine) followed up his opening round 73 with a 77 to finish in the three-way tie for fifth at 150.  Junior Kyle Morin (Lewiston, Maine) finished in a tie for 14th after shooting 77 on Monday for a two-day score of 155.

            Bowdoin junior Tom Dunleavy (Darien, Conn.), the first day co-leader along with Sanderson, carded a 3-over par 74 on Monday to take the low medalist honor at 147.  Dunleavy finished one shot ahead of Dundas and St. Joseph's senior Cam Letourneau (Hebron, Maine).  University of New England sophomore Dylan Andrews (Northwood, N.H.) was alone in fourth at 149.

            Southern Maine's next event will be the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship this Saturday and Sunday, hosted by Worcester State University at the Blackstone National GC in Sutton, Mass.

 

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