Tristan Dundas: 2019 GNAC Player of the Year

Southern Maine Wins USM Fall Classic

Southern Maine Wins USM Fall Classic

Dundas Takes Low Medalist Honors

            GORHAM, Maine -- Senior Tristan Dundas (Abbotsford, B.C.) carded a 1-under par 70 on Monday to take low medalist honors and lead the University of Southern Maine golf team to the team title at the annual two-day USM Fall Classic played at Gorham CC.

            Southern Maine successfully defended its team title with a two-day total score of 29-over par 597 (303-294).  Castleton University jumped up from third place to take the runner-up spot with a total of 615 (322-293).  The University of New England was third at 631 (306-325).

            Starting the day one shot off the lead, Dundas posted six birdies and five bogeys on his card to finish at 1-under par.  Combined with his opening round 75, Dundas finished at 3-over par 145 to edge Castleton University's Jacob Erwin by two shots.  Erwin posted the low round of the tournament on Monday carding a 4-under par 67.

            USM senior Parker Sanderson (Bangor, Maine), co-leader after the first round, finished alone in third with a 36-hole score of 149.  Sanderson posted a final round 75.  Classmate Greg Kalagias (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy) finished in a four-way tie for fourth at 150 after posting an even par 71 on in the final round.

            Senior Ryan Dee (Houlton, Maine) completed USM's four-man aggregate score on Monday with his 78.  Dee finished in 10th place with a 36-hole total of 153.

            The Southern Maine "Gold" squad was led by senior Kyle Morin (Lewiston, Maine).  Morin finished in a tie for eighth place with his two-round score of 152 after posting a 3-over par 74 in the final round.  Rookie John Welch (South Portland, Maine/Cheverus) was 12th in the final individual standings at 157.  The "Gold" squad was fourth among the seven teams participating in the event.

            The USM Fall Classic win was the Huskies sixth consecutive tournament win this season.

            Southern Maine will play for the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship this coming Saturday and Sunday.  The two-day, 36-hole event is being hosted by Saint Joseph's College (Me.) at the par 71 Biddeford-Saco CC in Saco, Maine.  The winner of the tournament will receive an automatic berth to next spring's NCAA Division III National Championship.