BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Saint Anselm College golf team shaved 20 shots off its day-one total to move up three spots and finish eighth at the Bowdoin College Invitational, which concluded on Sunday at Brunswick Golf Club.
After shooting a 333 on Saturday, Saint Anselm fired a 313 on Sunday to place eighth in the 15-team field. Sophomore Will Strauss (Duxbury, Mass.) finished in a tie for 10th place after shooting a five-over 77 to finish at 157 for both rounds. Strauss recorded his first top-10 finish of his career. Through the first eight holes, Strauss was one-under before dropping a stroke on the ninth hole. The bogey earned him a team-low even par 35. He then wrapped up the tournament with a back-nine 42.
After improving by eight strokes, sophomore James Henry (Reading, Mass.) posted a team-low four-over 76 to lead the Hawks on day two, tying for 20th. Henry started his second round with eight straight pars but carded a bogey on the ninth hole, capturing a one-over 36 on the front. En route to a 40 on the back nine, Henry posted two birdies.
Freshmen Drew Semons (Danvers, Mass.) shot a seven-over 79 (39-40) on Sunday. Semons finished his first collegiate tournament in a tie for 29th place.
Wrapping the tournament in a tie for 46th, sophomore Cole English (Merrimac, Mass.) shot a career-low nine-over 81 in the final round. English started the first three holes with two bogies and a par but then responded with five pars and a birdie to close the front nine with a one-over 36. English concluded with a back-nine 45. Sophomore Jared Carr (Milton, Mass.) recorded a 98 and finished in a tie for 73rd place.
Nichols College won the tournament with a score of 309, which was eight shots ahead of second-place Husson. Husson's Eric Dugas won the individual medalist with a 150 (78-72). The Hawks ended their streak of three-straight team titles at this tournament.
The Hawks have two weeks to prepare for the Penmen Fall Invitational at Canterbury Woods Country Club on Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 23-24.