Buckley and Locke Among Top 25 During Day 1 at Granite State Opener

Buckley and Locke Among Top 25 During Day 1 at Granite State Opener

[ 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.


  • 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


  • Day two and the final 18 holes begin on Tuesday morning.