Golf team a close fifth at state championships
VASSALBORO and BRUNSWICK, Maine — The Bates College men’s golf team placed fifth but only four strokes from second place Saturday at the conclusion of the two-day Maine Intercollegiate Golf Championships, held at Natanis Golf Club.
Bates had a two-day total score of 662, close behind Southern Maine (658), Bowdoin (659) and Colby (660). Husson ran away with a score of 619.
First-year Corey Gingras (Eastford, Conn.) led the Bobcats by shooting a 79 on Friday and an 82 on Saturday, placing eighth overall at the event to earn All-State honors.
First-year Jared Quenzel (West Hartford, Conn.) carded a two-day score of 164 for Bates, followed by senior captain Kurt Schuler (Windham, N.H.) with a 165, junior John Canney (North Clarendon, Vt.) at 173 and senior Chris Wilson (Brewer, Maine) at 174.
The Bates women’s golf squad, meanwhile, competed in a scramble against Bowdoin at Brunswick G.C. on Saturday, and the Bobcats won the event by seven strokes. Both sides were split into a team of two and a team of three and each played a scramble format. The Bates team of senior Whitney Roller (Haverford, Pa.) and sophomore Mimi Neal (Danvers, Mass.) shot a 74, against the Bowdoin duo of Chelsea Gross and Chelsea Young (77). The Bates trio of sophomore Brigid Dunn (Milford, Ohio), sophomore Tessa Pals (Wilmette, Ill.) and junior Christine McCall (Lowell, Mass.) outplayed the Bowdoin trio 75-79.
The Bates golf team is next in action at the Sid Farr Invitational tomorrow at Waterville C.C.