BANGOR, Maine - After finishing day one in second place at the 44th Annual Maine Intercollegiate Golf Association (MEIGA) Championship, the Husson men's golf team shot a program low team score of 278 (six strokes under par) on day two to jump up to first place and capture the program's 18th MEIGA Crown at the Bangor Municipal Golf Course. The Eagles destroyed all competition on day two, finishing 11 strokes ahead of the second best team score in the entire championship, while competing against ten other schools.
Gavin Dugas, who was tied for second on the first day, moved up one spot to defend his individual State of Maine Intercollegiate Championship crown. G. Dugas posted the best score of the day, shooting a 67 on Sunday, tying his career low score, for an overall score of 138 (four strokes under par).
Mackenzie Clow was extremely close behind G. Dugas, also improving on his second day to shoot an even par 71 and overall score of 145, just seven strokes behind as he tied for third.
Just two strokes away were Eric Dugas and Taylor Morang who tied for seventh, scoring a 147 between the two rounds. Finishing out the scoring for the Eagles was Daulton Wickenden tying for ninth while dropping an impressive ten strokes between the two days of competition with the second lowest round of the day of 69 for an overall score of 148. This marks the first time since the 5th Annual MEIGA Championship in 1980 and just the second time in program history that all five members finished in the top ten.
Other Eagles who played in the championship as individuals were: Riley Swanson who shot a 150 (74-76) to finish in 14th place, Nick Mazurek finished the championship in a two-way tie for 15th with a 151 (75-76), Bailey Nangle scored a 152 to tie for 17th, Hunter Flynn (78-76) and Poohpat Chanthanuan (72-82) tied for 22nd with a 154.
G. Dugas, E. Dugas, Wickenden, Morang and Clow all earned All-State honors.
Husson won the title with a two-day total of 574 (296-278), the lowest team score in MEIGA Championship history and the lowest in HU's history, followed by the University of Southern Maine with a 584 (295-289) and Bates, who finished with a 609 (308-301).
The Eagles return to the course next weekend at the Williams Fall Invitational in Williamstown, Mass. This tournament marks the first time in over 13 years, the Eagles will hit the links at the Taconic Golf Club.