GORHAM, Maine -- In the closest finish in the 18-year history of the event, the University of Southern Maine golf team prevailed on a tiebreaker to win the annual USM Cup Friday at the Gorham Country Club.
Southern Maine and Saint Joseph's College tied with team scores of 211 (2 under par). Going to the tiebreaker of team aggregate score (11-13) on the number one handicap hole (5th hole, par 4), USM was declared the winner. The University of Maine at Farmington was third at 216.
The unique format of the Cup calls for three pairs of players from each school playing six holes of best ball, six holes of scramble format, and the final six holes in an alternate shot format.
Four groups posted the low round of the day at 3-under par 68.
1. Southern Maine 211
Saint Joseph's 211
3. UMaine Farmington 216
ns University of New England
1. Grayson Waterman/Mat Mallett, Southern Maine - 68
Eric Aguiar/Trevor Hisler, UMaine Farmington - 68
3. Tristan Dundas/Greg Kalagias, Southern Maine - 69
Gavin Brickley/Mike Richard, UMaine Farmington - 69
8. Brendon Croteau/Kyle Morin, Southern Maine - 74
9. Justin Rodrique/Dan Capone, UMaine Farmington - 79
Non Team-Scoring Individuals:
Ryan Dee/James Osojnicki, Southern Maine - 68
Hunter Drew/Garrett Krisko, UNE - 68
Michael Rich/Dylan Andrews, UNE - 71
COURTESY OF USM SPORTS INFORMATION
Saint Joseph's College is Maine's only Catholic liberal arts college, providing a supportive, personalized and career-focused education for more than 100 years. From its 474-acre campus on the shores of Sebago Lake, the College offers more than 40 undergraduate programs to a population of approximately 1,000 students. Saint Joseph's College Online provides certificates, undergraduate and advanced degrees for working adults through an online learning program. For more, visit www.sjcme.edu.