FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2016
Saint Rose’s Purcell Leading Individual Standings
VALATIE, N.Y. – After the opening round of competition, the Le Moyne Dolphins hold a five-stroke team lead at the 2016 NE-10 Men’s Golf Championship, which began on Sunday from Olde Kinderhook Golf Club. Saint Rose’s Corey Purcell was the individual leader after the first round, leading the way for the host Golden Knights.
Le Moyne put up a team score of 290 on Sunday with three golfers finishing the first day among the top four finishers. Defending NE-10 individual champion John Clare led the Dolphins with a two-under par 70. Johnny Petrin was one stroke behind Clare in third with a 71, while Nick Barney was tied for fourth with an even-par 72.
Reigning NE-10 champion Southern New Hampshire was second after Day 1, posting a 295 for the round. Etienne Bourgoin and John Clancy both capped the day tied for fourth to lead the Penmen. Meanwhile, Saint Rose was two strokes back in third with a 297, as Purcell led the charge with a three-under par 69.
Bentley was fourth with a 301 on the day, while Franklin Pierce rounded out the top-5 with a team score of 305. Assumption (6th – 310), American International (t-7th – 311), Saint Anselm (t-7th – 311), Saint Michael’s (9th – 321) and Adelphi (10th – 330) concluded the 10-team field.
The 2016 NE-10 Men’s Golf Championship will conclude on Monday.
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The Northeast-10 Conference is an association of 15 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 6,500 student-athletes.
Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.