Three Break 80, Men's Golf Turns in Fifth-Best NE10 Round in Program History

Three Break 80, Men's Golf Turns in Fifth-Best NE10 Round in Program History

ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Three Saint Michael's College men's golfers broke 80 on day one of the two-day Northeast-10 Conference Championship on Sunday at En-Joie Golf Course, where the Purple Knights are tied for eighth after carding their fifth-best NE10 Championship round in program history.

TEAM RESULTS

  • Saint Michael's is tied for eighth of 10 schools with American International College with 311 shots, within four strokes of seventh-place Saint Anselm College.

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • Senior Colin Gaunt (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury), tied for 23rd, 4-over 76
    • 4th career NE10 Championship
    • 1 stroke off career low at NE10s
  • Sophomore Connor Morse (Westford, Mass./Kimball Union Academy), tied for 23rd, 4-over 76
    • 2nd career NE10 Championship
    • Tied career-low score at NE10s
  • First-year Owen O'Malley (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield), tied for 35th, 79
    • Broke 80 for 6th time in as many rounds this fall
  • Senior Tucker Buteau (Gorham, Maine/Tilton School), tied for 40th, 80
    • 4th career NE10 Championship
  • Junior Matt Johnson (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional), tied for 40th, 80
    • 3rd career NE10 Championship

MEET FACTS

  • This year's NE10 Championship is the fourth held at En-Joie Golf Course. The Purple Knights' 311 shots on Sunday were their fewest there in seven rounds during NE10 play, besting the 2015 team's second-round 319, and trimmed 18 strokes off of their prior first-round low (2012).
  • Sunday's round was the Purple Knights' 53rd 18-hole competition at an NE10 meet; the 311 strokes were the fifth-lowest in those 53 rounds, with three of the top five showings coming in the last two years alone.

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MEET

  • Monday at NE10 Championship.
  • Final-round action begins at 8 a.m.