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Golf Posts Fifth-Best Team Score In Opening Day of Wildcat Spring Invitational

Golf Posts Fifth-Best Team Score In Opening Day of Wildcat Spring Invitational

Cranston, R.I. - April 13, 2019 - The Springfield College golf team continued its strong play this spring season as it opened the Johnson & Wales Wildcat Spring Invitational posting the fifth-best team score on Saturday at Cranston Country Club.

16 teams from throughout the region opened up play on Saturday, and the Pride turned in a score of 310.  Amherst leads the field with a 297, while host JWU and Providence are tied fo second with a 301, and Husson sits just in front of Springfield with a first-round score of 307 

Mike Strong (Newington, Conn.) had an tremendous opening round and is currently tied for fifth among the 103 golfers after firing a 74.  Teammate  Jake Raichle (Bethlehem, N.H.) followed with a 78, while the duo of Corey Roya (Manchester, Conn.) and  Doug Shane (Hamden, Conn.) each recorded a 79.   Matt Gazaille (Palmer, Mass.)  added an 81 for Springfield.   

Springfield will finish the two-day tournament on Sunday.  

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