NEW LONDON, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College golf team captured third place team honors on Tuesday at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship while junior Stephen Hunt finished the individual medalist runner-up following a one-hole playoff.
Saint Anselm finished in third place, shooting a collective plus-34 across the two-day tournament. Bentley and Le Moyne posted two-day totals of 592 and 593, respectively, with the Hawks carding a 594.
Hunt and Southern New Hampshire's Matt Paradis finished the tournament with scores of 143, forcing a one-hole playoff to determine the conference's individual champion and the winner of the Gordon McCullough Memorial Award. Paradis made par on the playoff hole to edge Hunt, who was attempting to become the Hawks first-ever NE10 medalist.
Shooting a two-over 72 across the first 18 holes played on Monday, Hunt was even at the turn on day two. Needing to make shots down the stretch, Hunt birdied the 17th hole to ultimately force the playoff with Paradis, who bogeyed the 18th hole.
Alec Brunelle tied for fifth place, shooting a 147 (76-71) to finish seven-over par. The second round started out strong for Brunelle, who was one-under four holes into his second day of competition. He managed to salvage a top-five finish, however, with a birdie on the 18th hole.
For their efforts in the NE10 Championship, Brunelle and Hunt earned placement on the league's All-Championship Team.
Hunt finished the tournament as the overall stroke leader on par five holes, shooting a five-under. He was even par across the par threes while Brunelle was a plus-five on par fours, tying for third against the field on those holes.
Saint Anselm returns to action this Friday, Oct. 6, heading to Guilderland, N.Y. for the two-day Saint Rose Shootout at the Pinehaven Country Club.