SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. – With four of its five golfers surviving a driving rainstorm and very cold winds to shoot 76 or better, Bentley University turned in a 300 to finish day of the Joseph Palamountain Invitational tied for third among 11 teams. The tournament will conclude Sunday at the Saratoga Spa State Park.
Bentley trailed Salem State (297) and Skidmore (298) in the standings, and was even with Manhattanville College. St. Lawrence University rounded out the top five at 302. Unlike Bentley, Salem State and Skidmore were able to get most of their play in before the rain.
Skidmore's John McCarthy fired a three-under 69 to take the day one lead by a single stroke over Salem State's Chris Berry and St. Lawrence's Jack Whelan.
Junior Dan McQueen (Topsfield, Mass./Masconomet Reg. HS) paced the Falcons with his one-over 73 good for a tie for fifth place. Senior Richie Powers (Leominster, Mass./Leominster HS) will begin the second day tied for ninth with a 75, and both senior Nick Clarke (Plymouth/Cape Cod Academy) and freshman Quincy Coulter (Lake Bluff, Ill./Lake Forest HS) are among those tied for 13th following a 76.
JOSEPH PALAMOUNTAIN INVITATIONAL
Saratoga Spa State Park, Saratoga, N.Y.
Day 1 of 2
Team Standings: 1. Salem State 297, 2. Skidmore 298, 3. Bentley 300, 3. Manhattanville 300, 5. St. Lawrence 302, 6. Rensselaer 307, 7. Clarkson 313, 8. Farmingdale 316, 8. Hobart 316, 10. Castleton State 337, 11. St. Joseph, Vt. 338
Top Individuals: 1. John McCarthy, Skidmore, 69; 2. Chris Berry, Salem State, 70; 2. Jack Whelan, St. Lawrence, 70; 4. George Tischler, Manhattanville 72; 5. Garrett Colgan, Skidmore, 73; 5. Dan McQueen, Bentley, 75.
Other Bentley Scores: t-9. Richie Powers, 75; t-13. Nick Clarke, 76; t-13. Quincy Coulter, 76; Matt Michel, 82.