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Golf wins Colby Classic to close out season

WATERVILLE, Maine – Colby golf hosted the Colby Classic for its last tournament of the season. The event followed a unique format in which pairs of players generated a score over the course of 18 holes. On the first six holes, pairs played best ball, meaning each player played their own ball through the hole and the team took the best score of the two. Play switched to a scramble format for the next six holes. In scramble, both players play a ball but shoot from the team's best subsequent location, which allowed pairs to choose which of the two player's shots they wanted to use for the start of their next approach or putt. Finally, pairs played one ball alternately for the last six holes. Each school's top three pairs scored for the team's cumulative total. Colby, Bowdoin, Bates and Thomas College competed in the event.

Elliot Snow and Jake Neeb led the way for the Mules, totaling a tournament-wide low score of 68. Nolan Burke and Quinn Doyle were close behind at 71, and Jack Griffith and Avery Gibson rounded out the Mules scoring with a 73. Evan Burstein and Jack Olson also paired up for the Mules, totaling a 77, while Justin Grillo and Joe MacDonald notched a 76.

The Mules score of 212 bested Bowdoin's 219 to win the tournament. Bates followed in third place with a 222, just ahead of the Thomas's score of 224.

The event concludes the season for the Mules.


(Photo courtesy of Ashley Conti)