Golf Jumps Three Spots to Finish Fourth at USM Invitational

Golf Jumps Three Spots to Finish Fourth at USM Invitational

GORHAM, Maine – The Corsairs jumped three spots between the first and second rounds this weekend, finishing in fourth place with a cumulative score of 476 at the University of Southern Maine Fall Classic, held at the Gorham Country Club.

The Basics

Score: 476 (4th Place) | 161 First Round, 315 Second Round 

How it Happened

Sunday's opening round was shortened to nine holes due to rainy conditions, and the Corsairs wrapped up a team score of 161 on the day. Bryce Mitchell (Beverly, Mass.) registered the low round, shooting a 3-over 39, followed close behind by and Michael Byron's (Bourne, Mass.) round of 40 and Ben Bedarian's (Franklin, Mass.) score of 41.

The Corsairs then improved with the conditions on Monday, as all five players registered a score of 83 or better on the full 18 holes. Bedarian completed his strong tournament with a team-low round of 77, as he and Byron tied for 18th overall with a two-day total of 118 in the field of 54 golfers. Byron and Jackson Mitchell (Marion, Mass.) both turned in scores of 78 on Monday, with Mitchell finishing with an overall score of 120. Bryce Mitchell turned in a round of 82, while Jared Fadding (Lenox, Mass.) completed his weekend with an 83.

Inside the Numbers

  • The Gorham Country Club course played at 6,555 on the weekend, with par sitting at 71.
  • Husson University took home the team title, shooting a cumulative score of 449 (+21) with the top-two individual finishers in Mackenzie Chow (105, -2) and Daulton Wickenden (110, +3).
  • Through four tournaments so far this year, five different Corsairs have registered the overall low scores for UMass Dartmouth Golf (Fadding, Bryce Mitchell, Jackson Mitchell, Bedarian and Byron).
  • The Corsairs match their fourth-place finish from last year's USM Invitational.

Up Next

Next up for the Corsairs is the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Championship, as UMass Dartmouth will return to the Gorham Country Club next weekend.

Corsair Scores

T-18th: Ben Bedarian (41 + 77 – 118)

T-18th: Michael Byron (40 + 78 – 118)

T-22nd: Jackson Mitchell (42 + 78 – 120)

T-24th: Bryce Mitchell (39 + 82 – 121)

T-43rd: Jared Fadding (44 +83 – 127)