GORHAM, Maine – Playing a nine-hole match at the Gorham Country Club, University of Southern Maine junior captain Tom Murray (Bangor, Maine) and junior Shawn Francoeur (Windham, Maine) each fired a 35 to lead the Huskies to a 148-177 win over the Saint Joseph's College Monks in a season-opening golf match Tuesday afternoon.
The Huskies and the Monks played the back-nine of the Gorham Country Club teeing off on the 10th hole. Murray and Francoeur each finished the round one-under for the course. Juniors Alex Carroll (Searsport, Maine), Joe Francoeur (Windham, Maine) and freshman Shaun McKinnon (Rocky Hill, Conn.) rounded out the scoring five for the Huskies. Carroll shot a 38, while Francoeur posted a 40. McKinnon turned in a strong 43 in his first intercollegiate performance.
Junior Mike Caron (Gorham, Maine), freshman Adam Hachey (Winthrop, Maine) and senor Ryan Berard (Millville, Mass./Mount Saint Charles Academy) each carded a 44 to pace St. Joseph's College. Sophomore Matt Galvin (Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy) turned in a 45, while senior Jason Riley (Dedham, Mass.) shot a 47.
Both programs return to action on Thursday (10:00 a.m.) at the UMaine Farmington Invitational at the Waterville Country Club.
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.