The men's golf team overcame a sluggish start by outmatching rivals Colby and Bates on the Brunswick Golf Course last Sunday. The women's team, meanwhile, won its second match in a row, beating Bates for first place at the Maine-Farmington Invitational last Saturday.

The men's team found stiff competition at Boothbay Golf Course for the Maine State Tournament, where they finished eighth in a field of 10.

"We had high expectations going in and unfortunately did not do well the first day," said senior captain Turner Kufe. "We recovered somewhat the next day, but it was not nearly enough to overcome some of the other Maine schools."

Sunday's results from the CBB Championship against Colby and Bates, however, were noticeably better.

The Polar Bears—led by a first-place round of 74 by Kufe—finished in first place, with an aggregate score of 403 on their home course, against 410 for Colby and 438 for Bates.

The team received solid performances from Max Bridges '11 and Bobby Kaminski '14—who each carded 81 for the day—as well as from Bobby Campbell '11 and Scott Mahoney '14, who shot 83 and 84, respectively.

According to Kufe, the team has "a lot of players fighting for the fourth and fifth spots of the starting line-up," which should make for an interesting upcoming weekend.

"We are looking forward to seeing who stands out on the team and will play next week at the Williams Invitational, where there is a very strong field," he said. "We will be playing at Taconic Golf Club, where we will certainly have to perform to do well in the tournament."

Last year, the Polar Bears finished in 12th place out of 16 teams at Williams.

The women's team traveled to the Wilson Lake Country Club in Wilton, Maine, for the University of Maine-Farmington Invitational, where they were once again victorious.

Chelsea Gross '13 led the team for the second week in a row by carding an 89.

Taylor Giuffre '14 (92), Chelsea Young '11 (93), Emily Quirk '14 (95) and Samantha Shane '13 (105) all made improvements from the previous weekend to round out the team's scorecard with an aggregate score of 369.

According to captain Molly Nestor '11, "Gross once again proved that she thrives under pressure. The only golfer to shoot under 90 for the day, Chelsea came away with another hard-fought win."

Nestor added that "Taylor Guiffre and Emily Quirk have made an instant impact for the program," in that the two first years are already among Bowdoin's top scorers.

"We've been playing some excellent golf and everyone has stepped up their game," said Nestor. Looking ahead, Nestor is optimistic about the Bates Invitational on Saturday.

"This should be a great match."