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Golf team makes strong showing at Bowdoin Invitational

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- The Bates College golf team notched its best finish in recent memory at the Bowdoin Golf Invitational, which concluded on Sunday at the Brunswick Golf Club.

The Bobcats tied for fourth place with Brandeis University with a two-day, four-player combined score of 645. Husson won the event at 611, followed by St. Anselm (614), Tufts (636), Bates and Brandeis (645), St. Joseph's (646), Bowdoin Black (656), UMaine-Farmington (661), MIT (671), Southern Maine (676), Colby (680), Bowdoin White (727) and UMaine-Presque Isle (758).

Sophomore Kurt Schuler (Windham, N.H.) shot a 76, a stroke better than his previous day's work, to lead Bates for the second straight day, while senior Jake Cox (Sammamish, Wash.) carded a 78 for the second day in a row. First-year John Canney (North Clarendon, Vt.) and junior Jeremy Rogalski (West Springfield, Mass.) shot for 87 and 84, respectively.

"This was a very good opening weekend for us. We wish we could have gotten third place, but Tufts had an unbelievable last day. But this was a real good start," said Bates head coach Peter Lasagna.

The Bates golf team will resume action this Friday and Saturday at Vassalboro, Maine, for the Maine Intercollegiate Golf Tournament.