North Dartmouth, Mass. - April 13, 2018 - The Springfield College golf team competed for the first time this spring season at the Hampton Inn Collegiate Invite, which was played at Allendale Country Club on Friday.
In a field of 18 teams, Springfield is in eighth place after recording an opening round mark of 316. Trinity leads the tournament through the first day with a 299, followed by Babson (302), Salem State (306), Husson (307), and Tufts (309).
Mike Strong (Newington, Conn.) had a great opening round for the Pride as he fired a five-over score of 77, while teammate Travis Price (Reading, Mass.) closely followed with a 79. Both Jake Raichle (Bethlehem, N.H.) and Matt Gazaille (Palmer, Mass.) turned in scores of 80. Doug Shane (Hamden, Conn.) was Springfield's other competitor, and he registered an 83 on Friday.