AUBURN, Maine – Saint Joseph's College finished seventh with a 645 (318-327) team score in the 2017 Maine Intercollegiate Golf Association (MEIGA) Championship, hosted at the Martindale Country Club on Saturday and Sunday.
Sophomore Brandon Donovan (Auburn, Maine) paced the Monks with a 153 (74-79) card and finished in a tie for ninth overall. Junior Cam Letourneau (Hebron, Maine) shot a 162 (78-84) and tied for 24th, junior Adam Batchelder (Portland, Maine/Cheverus) tied for 26th with a 163 (87-76), junior Adam Hachey (Winthrop, Maine) posted a 168 (80-88) and finished 38th, and senior Brandon Lebrecque (Gorham, Maine) tied for 47th (174, 86-88).
For the 12th time since 1999, Husson University claimed the State Championship as the Eagles cruised to the title with a 591 (289-302) card, 39 strokes ahead of runner-up Bates College (630, 309-321). With four players in the top seven, including Medalist Gavin Dugas (142, 68-74), Husson posted the lowest team score in the State Championship in the last 18 years.
Colby College (631, 323-308), Bowdoin College (635, 326-309), Southern Maine (638, 313, 325), Maine Maritime (644, 335-309), UMaine-Farmington (647, 325-322), University of New England (649, 329-320), and Thomas (662, 329-333) rounded out the group of competing institutions.
Saint Joseph's will play in the Husson Invitational at Bangor Municipal next Saturday and Sunday.
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.