Mariner Golf Finishes 8th At UMF Event



FARMINGTON — For the 10th straight year, Husson University won the UMF Invitational, hosted by the University of Maine at Farmington today at Sunday River Golf Club.

This was the tightest victory for the Eagles during the decade span as Husson and Bowdoin College tied at 320, but a matching cards of the fifth player tiebreaker gave Husson the win. The Polar Bears placed second followed by Farmington (325), University of New England (329), St. Joseph’s College (332), University of Southern Maine (339), Bates College (366) and Maine Maritime Academy (379).

Keenan Eaton (Mapleton) shot the low score of the day for the Mariners posting a 92 while Cale Knox (Sidney) and Luke Nielson (Saco) shot 93 and 94 respectively. Marc Cote (Hanover, NH) and Jared McGillicuddy (Millinocket) rounded out the MMA group.

Farmington’s Nick Waltz (Damariscotta) claimed medalist honors with a 75 followed by Bowdoin’s Max Bridges (Omaha, Neb.) at 76 and Husson’s Mike Hersey (Presque Isle) at 77.

All eight teams are scheduled to compete at the State of Maine Championships Friday and Saturday at the Boothbay Country Club.

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