Croteau and Kalagias Tie for Eighth Place
BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Led by seniors Brendon Croteau (Lewiston, Maine) and Greg Kalagias (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy), the University of Southern Maine golf team finished third among the 15 teams competing at the annual Bowdoin Invitational played Saturday and Sunday at the Brunswick GC.
Croteau and Kalagias tied for eighth place in the final individual standings at 12-over par. Croteau had rounds of 75 and 81 for a score of 156 while Kalagias carded back-to-back rounds of 78 for a 156 total.
Classmate Tristan Dundas (Abbotsford, B.C.) was one shot further back at 157 (81-76) to finish in a five-way tie for 10th place. Senior Parker Sanderson (Bangor, Maine) rounded out USM's four-man aggregate score tying for 31st place with a 163 (85-78).
Nichols College, the first-day team leader, came back on Sunday to post a score of 309 for a two-day total of 623 to take the team title by eight strokes over Husson University. Husson had the best team round of the tournament on Sunday with a 303 total to move up eight spots in the standings. USM was one shot further back in third at 632 after posting a second-day total of 313.
Husson junior Eric Dugas (Pittsfield, Maine/MCI) was the low medalist for the 36-hole event with a 6-over par score of 150. Dugas shot an even-par 72 in the final round to go along with his opening-day round of 78.
Southern Maine returns to the links on September 17 playing in the Thomas College Invitational at the Waterville CC.