Tristan Dundas: 2019 GNAC Player of the Year

Southern Maine Finishes Third at GNAC Championship

Southern Maine Finishes Third at GNAC Championship
Dundas Takes Third Place to Earn All-GNAC Honors

            SUTTON, Mass. -- Junior Tristan Dundas (Abbotsford, B.C.) carded a 4-over par 76 Sunday to finish in third place individually and help the University of Southern Maine golf team to a third-place finish in the final team standings at the 2018 Great Northeast Athletic Conference Golf Championship.  The 36-hole event was played Saturday and Sunday at the Blackstone National GC in Sutton, Mass.

            Dundas, who began the final round in a tie for fifth place, played the front nine in an even par 36 before carding a 40 on the back nine for his 76.  Combined with his opening round 78, the left-handed Dundas finished all alone in third place with a total of 154.  With his third-place result, Dundas earned All-GNAC accolades for the second straight year.

            Led by Dundas, the Huskies had a four-man aggregate score of 322 on Sunday.  Senior Mathew Mallett (Kalamazoo, Mich.) posted an 81, and juniors Ryan Dee (Houlton, Maine) and Greg Kalagias (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) finished with 82 and 83 respectively.  Dee, Kalagias and senior captain Shaun McKinnon (Rocky Hill, Conn.) all finished the event in a four-way tie for 16th place.

            First-day leader Johnson and Wales University followed up its impressive first-day score of 308 with a 311 on Sunday to take the team title for the second straight year. JWU had a final score of 619.  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth was second at 632, and USM was third at 643.

            The individual title went to Tom Sheran of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth who finished seven shots clear of the field with a 36-hole total of 145, 1-over par.  Sheran had an even par 72 in the opening round and a 1-over 73 on Sunday.  Claudio Soukamneuth of Johnson and Wates was runner-up at 152, followed by Dundas and Alex Parente of JWU in fourth.  There was a five-way tie for fifth.

            The Huskies will complete the fall schedule on October 21-22 playing in the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships at the Captains GC in Brewster, Mass.