CANTERBURY, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's golf team completed the 54-hole Penmen Invitational on Tuesday, placing 12th out of 17 teams at the Canterbury Woods Country Club. The tournament was hosted by Southern New Hampshire.
After playing 36 holes on Monday, the Hawks concluded the event with a 315 final round. The team finished with a 942 total. Laval University took the team medal and won with a one-under 863 score. Le Moyne finished runner-up, 15 shots behind Laval.
Freshman Drew Semons (Danvers, Mass.) carded a final round five-over 77 that put him in a tie for 30th. Semons started his round on Tuesday with three bogeys and a double bogey and then responded by erasing two strokes with birdies on the 15th and 17th holes. Semons finished the front nine with a five-over 41. On the back nine, Semons would post five pars, two birdies and two bogeys en route to an even 36.
Sophomore James Henry (Reading, Mass.) shot a team-low three-over 75 in the final round to finish in a tie for 57th for the tournament. Henry began the round with a one-over 37 and then responded on the back nine by recording two birdies and four pars for a two-over 38.
After shooting back-to-back 80's on Monday, junior Alec Brunelle (Salem, N.H.) improved by two shots in his final round to card a six-over 78. He ended up in a tie for 61st place. Brunelle struggled at the start by recording two bogeys and a double bogey. He then responded with two birdies and three pars to end the front nine with a two-over 38. Brunelle closed out his first tournament of the year with a four-over 40.
Both sophomore Danny McLoughlin (Norfolk, Mass.) and senior Patrick McLoughlin (Norfolk, Mass.) posted a 12-over 88 in the final round. The final two student-athletes finished outside the top-60 of the field.
Henry led the squad with a total of 32 pars. The McLoughlin brothers each recorded one eagle throughout their 54 holes. Semons was three-over on the par-three's with an average of 3.20.
The Hawks have just under two weeks to get ready for the Northeast-10 Conference Championship on Sunday and Monday, Oct. 6-7. The event will be held at En-Joie Golf Club.