PORTSMOUTH, N.H.-- The Southern Maine Community College golf team carded a second place finish in the Yankee Small College Conference (YSCC) Championship match on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Pease Golf Course, the last event of the 2016 season.
The SeaWolves and New Hampshire Technical Institute tied as the Runners-Up, both recording a team score of 367. Paul Smith's College was crowned YSCC Champions 19 strokes better than the field shooting a 348. Great Bay Community College placed third, scoring a 383, and the University of Maine- Augusta was disqualified from team scoring.
SMCC's Kevin Dwyer (Hanover, N.H.) carded the team low 82, finishing fourth overall among a full field of 22 golfers. Seth Chim (Portland, Maine) fired an 88, first-year Jacob Locke (Everett, Mass.) scored a 98, and Benjamin Wade (Topsham, Maine) contributed with a 99.
Head Coach Ethan Wells commented, "Without much experience in tournament play coming into the season, this team found much success. Every player made considerable strides in their development and golf IQ, and with all of the team returning next year, I'm extremely excited of what the future holds."
View the photo gallery of the match HERE.
Throughout the 2016 season, Dwyer finished as the SeaWolves' low golfer, averaging 84 over five rounds. Chim, close behind, averaged 84.2 strokes per round and was a medalist in three rounds including a first place finish at Beaver Meadow on Sept. 10.
Following the championship round, the following honors were awarded:
Player of the Year: Lee McDowell, UMA
Coach of the Year: Rod Bushey, PSC
Sportsmanship Award: Paul Smith's College