Golf hosts two tournaments
The men’s golf team hosted two matches at home this weekend, placing second in the Colby Classic on Saturday and winning the Colby Invitational the following day.
Five schools competed in this year’s Colby Classic, an annual event, with each sending three teams of two men. Of the 18 holes, six were played as best ball (each person plays his own ball and the lowest score is chosen on each hole to be used for the team score), six were scramble (one ball is chosen from each shot, and both players hit from there for the next shot) and six were alternate shot (the two players alternate hitting the same ball).
The University of New England (UNE) won the day with an overall score of 213, which placed the team just two strokes ahead of the Mules. Bates College followed in third place with a score of 220, the University of Maine at Farmington was fourth (225) and the Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) shot 237 overall. Jared Quinzel and Garret Bonney of Bates shot a 69—one under par—and took the lowest individual score of the day.
“The team had a great outing [at the Invitational on Sunday,]” coach Mallory Young said. “We lost by two to UNE, so we’re hoping to pull out the win today. Today’s format is a scramble, so it’s a bit more relaxed and allows the team to work together.” Instead of three teams of two, each school sent two teams of three men.
Coach Young’s wish came true—Taggie Martin ’13, Thomas Lampert ’12 and Alex Hymanson ’12 took gold for the Mules, leading the day with a low score of 58. Combined with Captain Harry Smith ’12, Tripp Huber ’13 and Nathan Ellis’ ’14 63 strokes, Colby had a total of 121. Bates and the University of Maine at Presque Isle were both 10 strokes behind overall and tied for second place. MMA was fourth with a total score of 132. A second team of Colby players, comprised of Scott Hanson ’14, Steve Carroll ’14, Sanjay Bahl ’12, Scott Margolis ’12, David Kaufman ’14 and Jack Hartigan ’15 took a score of 138 for the day.
With little time to rest, the Mules will try to carry the momentum into next weekend at the New England Small College Athletic Conference Tournament in Middletown, Conn. on Oct. 1 and 2.