BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Sophomore Preston Haugh tied with three others for 20th place out of 61 players to lead the Bates men's golf team to ninth place out of 12 teams at the conclusion of the two-day Bowdoin Invitational Sunday.
The Bobcats' four-man combined score of 644 was 15 strokes behind eighth-place Bowdoin and 14 strokes ahead of 10th-place UMaine-Farmington. Saint Anselm (603) edged Providence (606) for first place.
Haugh (Alexandria, Va.) shot a 5-over-par 77 on both days of the tournament, finishing at 154 to tie with Sam Funderberg of Colby, Rio Holzwarth of Providence and Kenny Tuttle of Endicott. Haugh shot three birdies in a row in first-day action on Saturday, between the 15th and 17th holes; on Sunday, he came back to eagle the par-5 16th hole.
Junior Julien Lewin (Seattle, Wash.) tallied Bates' second-best score, tying for 32nd place at 159, including a second-day score of 78 that included 12 pars. Junior Andrew Garcia-Bou (Eastchester, N.Y.) tied for 44th place at 165, and junior Nick Beati (Chelmsford, Mass.) shot a 184 to take 54th place, rounding out Bates' scoring.
Bates plays in the Maine State Championships next weekend at Bangor Municipal Country Club.