BANGOR, Maine -- Four members of the Bates College golf team shot their best collegiate rounds for a blazing score of 310 Monday at the 19-team Husson College Invitational. The sixth best score of the day allowed the Bobcats to finish the two-day tournament in 10th place.
"(Assistant Coach Bob) Flynn and I cannot remember when, if ever, Bates golf scored a 310," said head coach Peter Lasagna. "Our Day 2 score was a 27-stroke improvement over Day 1. This indicates a level of focus and mental toughness that is beautiful to see."
First-year Mike Kelen (Baltimore, Md.) shot a college-best 74 at the 72-par Penobscot Valley Country Club for a two-day score of 156. Sophomore Kurt Schuler (Windham, N.H.) also carded a career best with a 76, for a team-best two-day total of 155.
Also notching career-bests were junior Jeremy Rogalski (West Springfield, Mass.) at 79 and first-year John Canney (North Clarendon, Vt.) at 81. Junior Tom Bowden (Falmouth, Maine) checked in with a 92.
"This gives the team some momentum for the CBB Championship (this weekend at Bowdoin) and an indication of what this team is capable of. Very impressive," said Lasagna.