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Griffith second for golfers in strong third-place finish at Maine meet

AUBURN, Maine -- Colby College first-year Jack Griffith finished in second place and the Mules placed third as a team at the Maine Intercollegiate Golf Championships on Sunday at Martindale Country Club.

The Mules had a terrific day, finishing with a 308 total in moving from sixth place Saturday to third place. The team total was second Sunday to Husson University's 302.
"It was a great day for the golf program," said Chris Hall, Colby's fourth-year head coach. "Jack finishing in second place and the team total we shot was the best score in my time as coach."
The Mules were just one stroke out of second place with a two-day total score of 631. Husson won the title with a 591 and Bates College was runner-up at 630. The Bobcats were playing on their home course in Auburn. Colby beat fourth-place finisher Bowdoin College by four strokes.
The Mules finished in seventh place last year and were ninth two years ago.
Griffith earned medalist honors for the day with a 1-under-par 70 after shooting a 77 on Saturday. He finished with a 5-over-par 147 total.
Elliot Snow, another first-year golfer, tied for 13th place with an 80 on Sunday and a 157 finish. Michael Broucek took 26th place with a 79 on Sunday and Sam Funderburg was tied for 30th with another 79.
Maine Intercollegiate Golf Championships
1. Husson 289-302---591
2. Bates 309-321---630
3. Colby 323-308---631
4. Bowdoin 326-309---635
5. Southern Maine 313-325---638
6. Maine Maritime 335-309---644
7. St. Joseph's 318-327---645
8. Maine-Farmington 325-322--647
9. U. New England 329-320---649
10. Thomas 329-333---662
Colby finishers
2. Jack Griffith 77-70--147
13. Elliot Snow 77-80--157
26. Michael Broucek 84-79--163
30. Sam Funderburg 85-79--164
42. Alden Southworth 85-86--171