Owl Golfers Finish 2nd at MMA

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."



Rank Team Total Par
  1 Maine Maritime 324 +44
  2 Me.-Presque Isle 326 +46
  3 Me.-Machias 374 +94



Rank Player Team Total Par
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
  11 Ben Ellis Me.-Machias 87 +17
  12 Aaron Boulos Maine Maritime 88 +18
t 13 Allen Conner Me.-Presque Isle 89 +19