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Golf finishes up sparkling weekend at state championships

Kurt Schuler '10

VASSALBORO, Maine -- The Bates College golf team finished fourth out of 11 teams as the Bobcats concluded their fine weekend at the State of Maine Intercollegiate Golf Tournament, co-hosted by Thomas and Husson colleges at Natanis Golf Club. Bates scored a 339 in wet conditions for a two-day score of 665, behind only Husson (627), St. Joseph's (645) and Bowdoin (645).

"It's the best Bates has done in this tournament in a very, very, very long time. It was a pretty good weekend for us," said head coach Peter Lasagna.

Bates sophomore Kurt Schuler (Windham, N.H.) shot a 78 for the second straight day. His two-day score of 156 ranked fourth among all players, earning him All-State honors. First-year Mike Kelen (Baltimore, Md.) shot an 82 for a two-day score of 161, just one stroke out of the top 10 and All-State laurels. Senior Jake Cox (Sammamish, Wash.) shot an 86 and junior Jeremy Rogalski (West Springfield, Mass.) followed with a 93.

Bates will play at the Sid Farr Invitational next weekend in Waterville, Maine.

Following Bates in the final scores were the University of Southern Maine (671), University of Maine at Farmington (677), Thomas College (686), Colby College (707), University of New England (710), University of Maine at Presque Isle (771), and Southern Maine Community College (789).