[ Day 2 Canceled Due to Inclement Weather ]
CONCORD, N.H. - Saint Michael's College men's golf senior Brendan Locke (Marblehead, Mass./Marblehead) and junior Declan Buckley (Walpole, Mass./Xaverian Brothers) both cracked the top 25 during the 36-hole opening day of Southern New Hampshire University's two-day Granite State Opener on Monday at Beaver Meadows Golf Course. Buckley tied for 20th, while Locke tied for 24th.
- The Purple Knights are eighth among nine schools after the opening day with a 308-310--618 showing thus far. They built a one-shot lead over American International College following the opening 18 to 10 strokes by day's end.
- Six schools, including the top five, qualified for the 2022 NCAA Atlantic/East Regional Championship.
SAINT MICHAEL'S LEADERS
- Junior Declan Buckley (Walpole, Mass./Xaverian Brothers)
- 5-over 74-75--149, T-20th
- 12th and 13th career rounds in 70s
- Two strokes outside top 15
- Second in birdies (9)
- Tied for second in par-five scoring (3-under 4.63)
- Tied for 20th in par-four scoring (2-over 4.10)
- Senior Brendan Locke (Marblehead, Mass./Marblehead)
- 77-73--150, T-24th
- 15th and 16th career rounds in 70s
- 13-place improvement between rounds was third-best of the day
- Tied for 12th in pars (23)
- Tied for 17th in par-five scoring (even 5.00)
- Senior Kevin Mannion (Boston, Mass./Boston Collegiate Charter School)
- 78-80--158, T-47th
- 6th career round in 70s
- Tied for 21st in par-three scoring (2-over 3.25)
- Sophomore Peter Pagliuca (East Boston, Mass./Saint Mary's)
- 79-82--161, 50th
- 1st career round in 70s
- Best two rounds of career
- Tied for fifth in par-three scoring (even 3.00)
- Senior Luke Ramsay (Bedford, N.H./Bedford)
- 79-90--169, 53rd
- College debut
NEXT SAINT MICHAEL'S MEET
- Day two and the final 18 holes begin on Tuesday morning.