Saint Michael's posts best opening-day NE-10 Championship showing in three years
BOYLSTON, Mass. - The Saint Michael's College men's golf team turned in its best opening-day showing at a Northeast-10 Conference Championship in three years on Sunday, taking ninth among 12 squads at the Cyprian Keyes Golf Club. The Purple Knights are aiming for their best league championship finish since tying for eighth in 2008 and complete play tomorrow.
Saint Michael's, which was within six strokes of the sixth-place team, shot a cumulative 323. Franklin Pierce University had a tournament-low 301 after the opening day. In his final NE-10 Championship, senior John Goodwin (Wolfeboro, N.H./Kent School) fired a first-round 77 to lead his team, tying for 15th.
Junior Nicholas Angelo (Sutton, Mass./Saint John's) and sophomore Steve French (Goffstown, N.H./Goffstown Area) each carded an 81 on Sunday, while senior Chris LaPolice (Stamford, Conn./Trinity Catholic) was three shots behind at 84. Junior George Flanagan (Andover, Mass./Andover) is the Purple Knights' fifth competitor at the championship.