CICERO, N.Y. - The Saint Michael's College men's golf team took 16th among 19 schools on Saturday when the Le Moyne College Fall Invitational came to a conclusion at the Lake Short Yacht & Country Club. With 630 strokes, including 309 on day two, the Purple Knights were within two of Saint Anselm College and four short of 2017 NCAA Atlantic/East Regional qualifier Concordia (N.Y.) University. Université Laval of Québec won with 570 shots.
Sophomore Matt Johnson (Sudbury, Mass./Lincoln-Sudbury Regional) advanced his standing nine places on Saturday by shooting a 2-over 74, finishing the event tied for 37th with an 8-over 152. He has now shot in the 70s during 11 consecutive rounds after tying for 10th with 24 pars over the 36 holes.
Junior Colin Gaunt (Queensbury, N.Y./Queensbury) tied for 43rd with 74-79--153, and classmate Tucker Buteau (Gorham, Maine/Tilton School) tied for 86th at 86-76--162, tying for fourth among 106 competitors for the best stroke improvement between days. Junior David Boardman (Pelham, N.H./Pelham) shot 83 both days to finish at 166, and first-year Connor Morse (Westford, Mass./Kimball Union Academy) trimmed seven strokes to card 80, ending with a 167.
The Purple Knights conclude the fall segment of their season at the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championship on Oct. 22-23.