Men's golf exits first day at SNHU Invite in 12th place

Men's golf exits first day at SNHU Invite in 12th place

CANTERBURY, N.H. – The Saint Anselm College men's golf team wrapped up the opening day of the Penmen Fall Invitational with two 18-hole rounds on Monday and finished in a tie for 12th out of 17 teams.


The format of the tournament featured two rounds on Monday and then one final round on Tuesday. The Hawks totaled a two-round score of 627 (317-310). Four of the five Hawks played in their first tournament of the season.

Freshman Drew Semons (Danvers, Mass.) totaled a 150 through the first two rounds. Semons opened the tournament in a six-over 78 and then concluded with a career-low even-par 72. Semons finished the opening day in a tie for 24th. After Monday's rounds, Semons led the entire field of 90 student-athletes in par-three scoring with a one-under.

After both rounds, sophomore Danny McLoughlin (Norfolk, Mass.) ended up in a tie for 49th. He shot a five-over 77 in his first start at Saint Anselm while recording three birdies in his opening round. In round two, McLoughlin posted a seven-over 79 including an eagle on the par-five 16th. McLoughlin rounded out his second round with six pars and one birdie in the back nine.

Junior Alec Brunelle (Salem, N.H.) registered back-to-back eight-over 80s, putting him just outside of the top 50. In both rounds, Brunelle started off strong with a two-over 38 on the front nine and then struggled and shot a six-over 42.

After carding a 10-over 82 in the opening round, sophomore James Henry (Reading, Mass.) earned a seven-over 79. Henry placed in a tie for 70th. In his second round, Henry began with a seven-over 43 on the front nine and then recorded nine straight pars to have an even 36.

Senior co-captain Patrick McLoughlin (Norfolk, Mass.) posted 82 and 85, respectively, finishing in a tie for 84th place.

Semons recorded a total of 23 pars throughout both rounds which tied for fifth in the entire field. Henry finished the day one shy of his teammate with 22. As the leader in the clubhouse after one day, Laval University earned a three-under 573. Laval's David Tweddell held the individual lead after recording an eight-under 136 (69-67).

The Hawks will conclude the tournament on Tuesday as the squad goes off at 8:30 a.m.