Doubling as competitor and host, the men’s golf team placed ninth out of 12 schools in its opening tournament, the Bowdoin Invitational, which took place last weekend.

Thomas Spagnola ’17 led the Polar Bears with a weekend score of 160, with Dustin Biron ’15 right behind him at 164. Although he led the Polar Bears this weekend, Spagnola’s 160 slotted him into 23rd place—16 strokes behind the individual champion, Providence’s Jamie Ferullo.  

Bowdoin, and even Providence, were no match for Middlebury, the Invitational’s champion. The Panthers placed three players in the top five, leading to a team score of 601—five strokes ahead of the second and third place teams and 34 strokes better than fourth place Bates.

Kevin Zmozynski ’16, Martin Bernard ’17, and Jay Vaidya ’16 rounded out the Polar Bears’ five-man team that posted a score of 661.

The Polar Bears will be back on the course tomorrow for the Maine State Tournament at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course.