RIVERHEAD, N.Y. – Continuing his outstanding play this spring, Bentley University junior Dan McQueen (Topsfield. Mass./Masconomet Reg. HS) shot a two-over 74 Sunday to finish in a tie for seventh place in the Peter King Memorial Invitational at the Long Island National Golf Club. McQueen had a first round 76 and finished the two-day event at 150, four strokes off the pace.
McQueen's strong performance helped Bentley place fourth amongst 18 teams in the tournament with a score of 617. Day one leader UMass-Lowell held on to edge Daeman College, 602-604, and American International College was third, four strokes in front of the Falcons.
McQueen, in four rounds this spring, has amassed a 74.0 stroke average, bettering his fall norm by 4.3 strokes per round.
Senior Richie Powers (Leominster, Mass./Leominster HS) was Bentley's number two finisher, posting a second-round 75 to tie for 14th at 153. Junior Matt Michel (Danvers, Mass./Danvers HS) tied for 28th with a 78-79-157, and Powers' second round 75 was matched by senior Nick Clarke (Plymouth, Mass./Cape Cod Academy).
Medalist honors went to Tommy Linehan of St. Thomas Aquinas with a 146, one better than Matt Horton of Saint Rose, Cole Childs of UMass-Lowell and Tommy Romano of Daeman.
Bentley's spring season will resume with the UMass-Lowell River Hawk Invitational Apr. 14-15.
PETER KING MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL
At Long Island National, Riverhead, N.Y.
Team Standings: 1. UMass-Lowell 602, 2. Daeman 604, 3. American International 613, 4. Bentley 617, 5. St. Thomas Aquinas 618, 6. Nyack 624, 6. Pace 624, 8. Dowling 629, 9. Adelphi 635, 10. Concordia, N.Y. 636, 10. Manhattan 636, 12. Assumption 638, 13. Southern New Hampshire 639, 14. St. Rose 646, 15. Le Moyne 650, 16. Holy Family 660, 17. Nassau CC 671, 18. Felician 851.
Top Individuals: 1. Tommy Linehan, St. Thomas Aquinas, 70-76-146; 2. Matt Horton, Saint Rose, 73-74-147; 2. Cole Childs, UMass-Lowell, 74-73-147; 2. Tommy Romano, Daeman, 75-72-147; 5. Kyle Harman, Daeman, 74-75-149; 5. Mike Gunderson, STAC, 78-71-149.
Bentley Scores: t-7. Dan McQueen 76-74-150; t-14. Richie Powers 78-75-153; t-28. Matt Michel 78-79-157; t-37. Nick Clarke 84-75-159; t-52. Grant Alter, 82-80-162.