September 9, 2012
Williams Wins Season Opener at Bowdoin
Brunswick, ME – Williams closed well Sunday in the final round of the Bowdoin Invitational, improving on its day one total by six strokes with a 300. The Ephs' two-day total of 606 was enough to secure the victory by 14 over runner-up Husson University, which shot a 307 Sunday for a 620 total. St. Anselm remained in third place and finished with a two-day score of 624.
Williams juniors Jake Abrahams and Ross Bowen, as well as Husson's Lance Bernier, battled for the medalist crown after sharing the overnight lead. In the end, Bowen turned in the most impressive round, an even par 72, in the calm weather on Sunday. This marks Bowen's second collegiate victory.
Abrahams backed up his round from Saturday nicely with another 75. His two-day total of 150 placed him in a tie for second with Bernier, a career-best result. Fellow junior Dylan Dethier had the biggest turnaround for Williams on Sunday; he improved by eight with a steady 74. Sophomore Jake Goldenring rounded out scoring for the Ephs with a 79, good for a two-day total of 155 and a tie for 8th finish. Senior captain Jack Ervasti hit the ball well for the majority of the day, but had a tough finishing stretch to shoot 81.
The Ephs will look to build on their season-opening victory next week when they travel to Middlebury to take on a strong field, including defending champion and regional powerhouse Skidmore College, at the Duke Nelson Invitational. There will be a shotgun start next Saturday at 1 PM.