Owl Golfers Finish 2nd at MMA
CASTINE, Maine -- Maine Maritime edged Maine-Presque Isle by two strokes to capture its own event at the Castine Golf Club Tuesday afternoon. UMPI produced the tournament's two lowest scores, but the Mariners scoring four rounded out the top six for the victory.
The Owls' Anthony Batchelder (Jr./ West Enfield, ME) and Reynold Brown (So./ Essex, CT) each carded 78 to finish eight strokes over par and at the top of the heap of 22 golfers. Batchelder shot par on nine holes and birdied another, while Brown turned in two birdies and shot par on eight other holes. Mike Balmer (Sr./ New Smyrna Beach, FL) and Eric Brown (So./ Caribou, ME) each turned in 85 to wrap up the Owls' scoring foursome.
"We lost another close one yesterday," said Owls, coach Dan Hotham, "once again we just couldn't get 4 players to post scores they are capable of shooting."
Hotham added, "Mike, Allen and Jordan posted scores well above their season average. I believe they were just tired and a bit worn out. We drove over 600 miles this past weekend to participate the Maine Intercollegiate, had a day to get prepared for MMA, jumped in the van early Tuesday morning and drove for 3 1/2 hours, played 18 holes in very cool and windy conditions, jumped back in the van and drove 3 1/2 hours back home."
|t||1||Anthony Batchelder||Me.-Presque Isle||78||+8|
|t||1||Reynold Brown||Me.-Presque Isle||78||+8|
|3||Dan Mackenzie||Maine Maritime||79||+9|
|4||Keenan Kalthoff||Maine Maritime||80||+10|
|5||Kevin Pepin||Maine Maritime||81||+11|
|6||Marc Cote||Maine Maritime||84||+14|
|t||7||Mike Balmer||Me.-Presque Isle||85||+15|
|t||7||Eric Brown||Me.-Presque Isle||85||+15|
|t||7||William Weissman||Maine Maritime||85||+15|
|10||Jordan Beaulier||Me.-Presque Isle||86||+16|
|12||Aaron Boulos||Maine Maritime||88||+18|
|t||13||Allen Conner||Me.-Presque Isle||89||+19|