MANCHESTER, Maine – Battling windy conditions on the par 70 track at the Augusta Country Club, Husson's Nick Mazurek shot a 74 to top the 40-golfer field at the Mariner Invitational on Thursday. Mazurek led the Eagles to a team score of 306, good enough for the team championship, knocking off the two-time defending champions, Southern Maine, which shot 311.
Mazurek strung together consecutive birdies on holes six and seven, and penciled in par on 11 holes en route to his medalist honors. Four players tied for second at 75, including Husson's Hunter Flynn and Riley Swanson. Southern Maine placed three golfers in the top 10. Shaun McKinnon tied Flynn and Swanson for second at 75, while Greg Kalagias took sixth with a 77. Tristan Dundas finished ninth with a 79.
The UMPI Owls finished 8th with a team score of 398 with Michael Boone (Jr. Presque Isle, ME) shooting a score of 85. Boone shot an 85 for the second consecutive day as he did so yesterday at the UMF Invitaional in Waterville as well. Boone's score gave him an overall individual finish of 27th ofr the meet. Jack Bates of Me-Presque Isle was close behind shooting an 87 and finishing in the 30th position. The Owls Jordan Hanscom (So. Lincoln, ME) finished with a 112 and in 38th place.
Next up: UMPI will compete next on Saturday, October 13th and Sunday, October 14th in the North Atlantic Conference Championships. The League Tournament will be held at the Country Club of Vermont and hosted by the University of Northern Vermont-Johnson.