Men's golf competes in nine-team "Bash at the Beach"

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The Saint Anselm College men's golf team wrapped up the first day of action at the Bash at the Beach in ninth place out of as many teams. The Hawks finished 92 strokes over par in a highly-competitive field that includes NCAA Division I programs.

PDF: Day One Results

Junior Stephen Hunt began his day with a nine-over 80 through his first 18 holes but settled down to card a four-over 75 to conclude the second round. On the back nine, Hunt was at even par, picking up two birdies on par four's. Through the first two rounds of action, Hunt is tied for 44th against the crowded field of competitors.

Freshman Alec Brunelle concluded the first day in 50th place, carding a plus-19. After a tough double-bogey on the 12th hole in his first round, Brunelle rallied with a birdie on the par-three 13th hole. He finished with a plus-four on the back nine through his first round and exited his first 18 holes with a plus-nine 80.

Senior Nick Carter, sophomore Austin Coyne and classmate Patrick McLoughlin rounded out the participants from Saint Anselm. Carter recorded three birdies on the day, finishing plus-29, while Coyne registered a plus-34 following the first day. McLoughlin birdied the fifth hole during his first round, finishing plus-43.

Newberry's Carlos Leandro leads the field of 60 golfers with a six-under 136. He recorded 12 birdies across his first 36 holes and bogeyed only six holes. As a team, the Wolves lead the nine-team field with a combined 567, one under par.

The Hawks return to action on Tuesday, Mar. 6 to conclude the Bash at the Beach, held at The Surf Golf and Beach Club.