Purple Knights finish six strokes off lead, take third at Penmen Invitational
NEW LONDON, N.H. - The Saint Michael's College men's golf team finished six strokes off the lead at Southern New Hampshire University's Penmen Invitational on Thursday, taking third place among five Northeast-10 Conference squads at the Lake Sunapee Country Club.
The Purple Knights finished with 315 total strokes, trailing only Southern New Hampshire's 311 and winner Saint Anselm College's 309. Saint Michael's bested Franklin Pierce University (321) and the University of Massachusetts at Lowell (332) during the competition, improving upon last year's eighth-place showing.
Junior Nicholas Angelo (Sutton, Mass./Saint John's) and sophomore Steve French (Goffstown, N.H./Goffstown Area) both broke 80, with French tying for second at the meet with a 75, just one stroke short of the individual champion. Angelo was one shot behind French, tying for fourth at 76. Senior John Goodwin (Wolfeboro, N.H./Kent School) carded an 81, while junior George Flanagan (Andover, Mass./Andover) rounded out the Purple Knights' scorers by firing an 83.
Saint Michael's heads further south on Sunday and Monday for the NE-10 Championship, which is slated to take place at the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club in Boylston, Mass.