Men's golf wins CBB Tournament at Colby

Matt Marcus led the Bates men's golf team to the CBB title over Bowdoin and Colby on Oct. 12, 2014. (File photo by Sarah Crosby/Bates College)

WATERVILLE, Maine -- The Bates College men's golf team won the team title by 13 strokes over Bowdoin at the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) Tournament on Sunday at Waterville Country Club.

With each team's top five scores figuring into the team count, the Bobcats had a score of 393 to easily win the title over Bowdoin (406) and Colby (411).

Bates freshman Matt Marcus (Newton, Mass.) finished second overall with a 77 on the par-70 course, while sophomore teammate Alex Stekler (Avon, Conn.) carded a 78, third best overall. Senior captain Garret Bonney (Sudbury, Mass.) and sophomore Brad Rutkin (Great Neck, N.Y.) both shots 79s, and first-year Edmund Pierce (Winnetka, Ill.) completed the team scoring with an 80, five strokes better than either opponent's fifth scorer.

It is Bates' first win in the tournament since 2008, although it was not held in 2009 or 2010. The Bobcats placed third a year ago.

The Bobcats will finish the season Oct. 26-27 at the NEIGA Championships, held at Captains Golf Course in Brewster, Mass.

CBB Tournament
at Waterville Country Club, par 70

Team scores
1. Bates 393; 2. Bowdoin 406; 3. Colby 411

Individual scores

Bates (393)
Matt Marcus 77
Alex Stekler 78
Garret Bonney 79
Brad Rutkin 79
Edmund Pierce 80
Thomas Garone 83
Bennett Saltzman 86

Bowdoin (406)
Dustin Biron 72
Thomas Spagnola 79
Martin Bernard 84
Kevin Perron 85
Jay Vaidya 86
Kevin Zmozynski 86
Eric Giesler 88

Colby (411)
Geoff Sullivan 79
Craig Marshall 82
Chris Gallogly 82
E.J. Rauseo 83
Jack Hartigan 85