WATERTOWN, Conn. – The Saint Anselm College men's golf team completed the opening day at the Post University Invitational, finishing in 14th place on Monday at Watertown Golf Club.
Through the first 18 holes, the Hawks combined for a team score of 337. Saint Anselm will conclude the two-day tournament on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Junior Alec Brunelle (Salem, N.H.) led the team with a 66th place finish after carding a 11-over 82. Brunelle started his round with two birdies before recording five bogeys to finish the front nine with a three-over 39. He struggled on the back nine and carded an eight-over 43. Brunelle finished the day one-under on par-fives.
Sophomore Will Strauss (Duxbury, Mass.) wrapped up the opening day with a 13-over 84, tying for 76th. Strauss began the first round one-over through the first six holes to earn a team-low two-over 38. Strauss then produced an 11-over 46 on the back nine.
In his first appearance of the year, senior Austin Coyne (Milton, Mass.) carded a 14-over 85 and finished in a tie for 80th place.
Senior Patrick McLoughlin (Norfolk, Mass.) and freshman Jack Mang (Needham, Mass.) posted scores of 86 and 96, respectively, to round out the finishers for the Hawks. Mang made his collegiate debut for Saint Anselm on Monday.
Assumption heads into the second day with the lead after totaling a 291, one shot shy of second-place Southern New Hampshire. The Penmen's Jared Mscisz shot a four-under 67 to lead the tournament after the first round.