Garcia-Bou leads men's golf to fourth CBB title in five years

Junior captain Andrew Garcia-Bou led Bates men's golf to first place in the CBB Tournament against Bowdoin and Colby on Oct. 6, 2018. (File photo by Theophil Syslo/Bates College)

AUBURN, Maine -- The Bates men's golf team came out on top in a tight three-way race for CBB bragging rights on Saturday at Martindale Country Club, with the host Bobcats defeating both Bowdoin and Colby by three strokes.

With the top five scores from each team combining to determine the winner, Bates scored a 412, with Bowdoin and Colby tying for second at 415 each.

Junior captain Andrew Garcia-Bou (Eastchester, N.Y.) shot a 78 to lead Bates, with first-year Spencer Silvernail (Lake Forest, Ill.) behind him at 81. Junior Julien Lewin (Seattle, Wash.) and senior captain Liam McLoughlin (New Smyrna Beach, Fla.) both carded an 84. Junior Nick Beati (Chelmsford, Mass.) and sophomore Preston Haugh (Alexandria, Va.) tied as Bates' fifth and final entry at 85 apiece.

Garcia-Bou's performance was a stroke behind the medalist from Bowdoin and led Bates to its fourth CBB victory in the past five seasons. Bates won the last CBB it hosted at Martindale in 2015 with a five-man score of 414.

"The course played tough; windy and cool," said assistant coach Nick Glicos.

Bates competes in the Colby Classic Sunday at the Waterville Country Club.