GORHAM, Maine – The Castleton University men's golf team finished eighth in the field at the University of Southern Maine Fall Classic on Monday afternoon, wrapping up the two-day tournament with a team score of 676 at Gorham Country Club.
Jordan Ayer fired a season-best round of 79 on the day, finishing second on the team with a two-day total of 162. Nicholas Ojala posted a round of 83 for the Spartans, finishing atop the team's leaderboard and tied for 18th overall with a 36-hole score of 157. Tripp Norris posted a day-two round of 83 to total 172, while Brandon Gay shot 93-92-185 in his first action of the season for Castleton.
The University of Southern Maine charged back from a four-stroke deficit following day one to claim a nine-stroke victory over UMass-Dartmouth as USM shaved 13 strokes off its team total from the opening round. The Huskies posted a team score of 607, while the Corsairs shot 616 as a team and Bowdoin College checked in third with a 617.
Bowdoin's Tom Dunleavy was the wire-to-wire winner, holding a share of the lead Sunday and topping the field with a two-day performance of 73-74-147. USM's Tristan Dundas and St. Joseph's Cameron Letourneau tied for second with 36-hole scores of 148.
Castleton returns to the course on Saturday and Sunday when it travels north to Waterbury for the North Atlantic Conference Championship at the Country Club of Vermont.