ORONO, Maine -- Junior captain Brad Rutkin took second place out of 63 individual players, leading the Bates men's golf team to seventh place among 12 teams at the two-day Husson Invitational, which concluded Sunday at Penobscot Valley Country Club.
Rutkin (Great Neck, N.Y.) shot a 1-over-par 70 on Saturday and followed with a 71 on Sunday for a two-day 141, outscoring all players but Husson's Greg Martin (139).
Sophomore Matt Marcus (Newton, Mass.) finished in 14th place after carding a 75 on Sunday for a two-day 153. Junior captain Alex Stekler (Avon, Conn.) and junior Tom Garone (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) tied for 41st place at 169.
St. Joseph's took first place with a combined score of 600. Bates shot a 630, two strokes behind Castleton (628) and four ahead of Maine Maritime (634).
Bates next competes at the Maine Maritime Invitational on Thursday at Augusta Country Club, followed by the NESCAC Championship Fall Qualifier at Williams on Oct. 3-4.