POLAND, Maine -- Junior captain Brad Rutkin earned all-state honors for the third consecutive year for his top-10 finish, leading the Bates College men's golf team to seventh place out of 11 teams at the two-day Maine Intercollegiate Championship.
Rutkin (Great Neck, N.Y.) shot a two-day total of 155, tying with Colby's Geoff Sullivan and Bowdoin's Thomas Spangnola for 10th place out of 55 individuals at the tournament. Rutkin shot a two-over-par 72 on Saturday and followed with an 81 on Sunday. Rutkin has tied for 10th place in all three years he has competed in the tournament.
Sophomore Matt Marcus (Newton, Mass.) was second among the Bobcats, tying for 17th place at 158 with a pair of 79's. Junior captain Alex Stekler (Avon, Conn.) tied for 21st place at 159 and sophomore Spencer Pierce (Winnetka, Ill.) tied for 34th at 166.
Bates' four-man, two-day score added up to 637, just two strokes behind both UMaine-Farmington and Maine Maritime Academy, who tied for fifth place. Eighth-place Bowdoin trailed Bates by 17 strokes.
The Bates men next compete at the Husson Invitational on Sept. 26-27.
December 1, 2015 Nine Bobcats named NESCAC Fall All-Sportsmanship
October 26, 2015 Freshmen pace men's golf at NEIGA Championships
October 11, 2015 Bates women's golf takes 13th at Williams Fall Invitational
October 11, 2015 Men's golf team's Saltzman and McLoughlin win Colby Classic
October 10, 2015 Men's golf wins second straight CBB tournament
October 6, 2015 Rutkin receives First Team All-NESCAC honors in men's golf
October 4, 2015 Women's golf takes 10th place at Middlebury Invitational
September 27, 2015 Rutkin places second out of 63 players at two-day Husson Invitational
September 27, 2015 LaVerghetta leads women's golf to 10th place at Mt. Holyoke Invitational
September 20, 2015 Women's golf defeats Bowdoin, Husson over two days at Brunswick
September 20, 2015 Rutkin all-state a third straight year for men's golf at state championships
September 13, 2015 Men's golf jumps up two places to seventh at Bowdoin Invitational
September 12, 2015 Wassarman leads women's golf past Bowdoin in opener
September 12, 2015 Men's golf opens at Bowdoin Invitational, led by Pierce's 76