First-Years Stuart and Buckley Lead Purple Knights at Saint Anselm Spring Invitational

First-Years Stuart and Buckley Lead Purple Knights at Saint Anselm Spring Invitational

SOMERSWORTH, N.H. - First-years Aidan Stuart (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) and Declan Buckley (Walpole, Mass./Xaverian Brothers) took the Saint Michael's College men's golf team's top two spots on Friday during the two-round, 36-hole Saint Anselm College Spring Invitational at The Oaks Golf Links. The Purple Knights, who competed against four 2019 NCAA Atlantic/East Championship qualifiers, placed seventh.

TEAM RESULTS

  • First-years Aidan Stuart (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand) and Declan Buckley (Walpole, Mass./Xaverian Brothers) were the Purple Knights' top two finishers, as Saint Michael's had two first-years atop its leaderboard for the first time since Tim Donnelly '20 and Matt Johnson '20 at the Northeast-10 Conference Championship on Oct. 3, 2016.
  • Saint Michael's placed seventh among seven schools with 658 strokes, coming within 10 shots of sixth-place American International College.
  • Four of the top five teams qualified for the 2019 NCAA Atlantic/East Regional Championship, including the three top-seeded squads: Franklin Pierce University, Southern New Hampshire University and Bentley University.
  • Assumption University, also an NCAA qualifier in 2019, won with 603 strokes.

SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS

  • First-year Aidan Stuart (Madison, Conn./Daniel Hand)
    • 14-over 78-78--156, T-11th
    • Tied for 5th in par-3 scoring average (+3, 3.25)
    • Tied for 9th in par-4 scoring average (+6, 4.27)
    • 3rd and 4th career rounds in the 70s
  • First-year Declan Buckley (Walpole, Mass./Xaverian Brothers)
    • 86-79--165, 27th
    • 2nd career round in the 70s
  • Junior Owen O'Malley (Marshfield, Mass./Marshfield)
    • 83-84--167, T-29th
  • Senior Connor Morse (Westford, Mass./Kimball Union Academy)
    • 86-84--170, T-33rd
  • Senior Jack Maino (Ipswich, Mass./Ipswich)
    • 91-89--180

NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MEET

  • Wednesday at The College of Saint Rose Invitational at Pinehaven Country Club in Guilderland, N.Y.
  • Teams will play 36 holes that day.