Golf wins at home
Taggie Martin ’13 putts at Colby’s home course in Waterville, Maine.
The men’s golf team took on Bates College in the season-ending Sid Farr Invitational this past weekend. Played at Waterville Country Club, Colby not only had the three best individual scores of the day, but they also racked up another overall title.
Played with a unique format, the results were calculated based on “stableford scoring.” Standard rules of golf still apply, but the goal is to get the most points instead of simply the lowest number of strokes. Shooting an eagle (two strokes under par) on a hole was worth eight points. A birdie (one stroke under par) counted for four points, par for two points and a bogey (one stroke over par) for one point. Anything higher than a bogey received zero. At the end of the day the player with the most points was the winner; all five players’ points comprised the final score.
Thomas Lampert ’12, Harry Smith ’12 and Pete Gabranski ’13 shot the three best rounds of the tournament with 35 points, 33 points and 30 points, respectively. Juniors Tripp Huber and Taggie Martin both scored 28 and Colby totaled 154. This put them an entire 42 points ahead of their opponents, who finished with a score of 112.
Out of their five big matches, the Mules took the gold in three. They also had the honor of teammate Martin being named an all-conference player in the New England Small College Athletic Conference; Martin is only the second player from Colby since 2000 to earn the title and also to be placed on the first team. Reaching the close of a short but successful fall season, Lampert commented, “[We] are happy with our season on the whole.”