Men's golf in 17th place through first day of NEIGA Championship

BREWSTER, Mass. -- At the halfway point of the 80th annual New England Intercollegiate Golf Association Championships, the Bates men's golf team is in 17th place among 22 Division III teams overall.

Playing on the par 72 Captains Course Port Course 1 and Starboard Course 2, the Bobcats carded a four-man aggregate score of 339 (51 over par). Husson sits in first place at 313.

Sophomore Brad Rutkin (Great Neck, N.Y.) led the Bobcats by shooting an 11-over-par 83, tying for 52nd best score among 106 Division III players.

Sophomores Tom Garone (Franklin Lakes, N.J.) and Alex Stekler (Avon, Conn.) recorded an 84 and 85, respectively, to tie for 61st and 67th places. First-year Matt Marcus (Newton, Mass.) rounded out the team's scoring with an 87, tied for 79th.