Tristan Dundas: 2019 GNAC Player of the Year

Southern Maine Day One Leader at GNAC Championship

Senior captain Tristan Dundas (photo by Jason Johns).
Senior captain Tristan Dundas (photo by Jason Johns).

Southern Maine Day One Leader at GNAC Championship
Dundas Tops Leaderboard at +1

            BIDDEFORD, Maine -- Senior Tristan Dundas (Abbotsford, B.C.) carded a 1-over par 72 on Saturday to lead the University of Southern Maine golf team to the top of the leaderboard after the first day of play at the 2019 Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Golf Championship being hosted by Saint Joseph's College at the Biddeford-Saco CC.

            USM posted a four-man aggregate score of 13-over par 297 to take the first day lead among the eight teams competing.  The Huskies team score equaled the second lowest first-day score in the history of the championship.  Host Saint Joseph's is in second place at 308, and Johnson and Wales University, the winner of the past two championships, is third at 310.  The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth completes the top half of the standings at 319.  The final round of the 36-hole event will be played tomorrow.

            Dundas is the individual leader by two shots after 18 holes.  USM's senior captain, who made the turn at 1-under par, had four birdies and five bogeys on his card.

            Seniors Parker Sanderson (Bangor, Maine) and Kyle Morin (Lewiston, Maine) are in a four-way tie for second place after each shot a 3-over 74.  Sanderson made the turn at 1-over par before posting three birdies, three bogeys and a double bogey on the inward nine.  Morin birdied the final hole to finish at 3-over.  He had two birdies and five bogeys during his round.

            Completing the Huskies' four-man team score was senior Ryan Dee (Houlton, Maine) with a 6-over par 77.  USM's fifth player, senior Greg Kalagias (Saco, Maine/Thornton Academy), finished with an 8-over 79.

 

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