September 14, 2008

Bloom captures Bowdoin Invitational medalist honors

BRUNSWICK, Maine -- Junior Lee Bloom (West Hartford, Conn.) became the first Brandeis golfer to win the Bowdoin College Invitational this weekend with a one-over-par 145.

Playing at the Brunswick Golf Course in Brunswick, Maine, Bloom shot the second under-par score of his collegiate career in the first round with a two-under 70, the low round of the tournament. He followed it up with a three-over 75 in the second round and won the tournament by four strokes over a competitor from Husson College. It was the first tournament victory of his career in a two-day meet. He had previously tied for first and lost medalist honors in a playoff at the Jack Barry Invitational last season.

As a team, Brandeis had its best-ever finish at the Bowdoin tournament, finishing in third place with a team score of 634, behind regional power Husson and Division II St. Anselm College. Sophomore Charles Sacks (Phoenix, Ariz.) finished in 11th place with back-to-back rounds of six-over 78 to finish at 156. Rookie Aaron Cusato (San Diego, Calif.) shot 80-80-160 to tie for 20th place in his second collegiate tournament. Senior Alex Podell (Los Angeles, Calif.) shot 87-86-173 and rookie Kyle Mangan (Westboro, Mass.) had a 90-87-177 to round out the scoring.

TEAM SCORES
1) Husson 301-298-599
2) St Anselm 303-311-614
3) BRANDEIS 315-319-634
4) Bowdoin Black 323-318-641
5) Southern Maine 318-326-644
6) Bates 322-326-648
7) Tufts 323-330-653
8) Bowdoin White 340-338-678
9) Maine-Farmington 338-342-680
10) St. Joseph's (Maine) 343-362-705
11) Thomas 351-354-705
12) MIT 346-362-708
13) UMPI 347-362-709
14) Colby 353-357-710


BRANDEIS SCORES
1) Lee Bloom 70-75-145
11) Charles Sacks 78-78-156
T20) Aaron Cusato 80-80-160
45) Alex Podell 87-86-173
T49) Kyle Magnan 90-87-177

For complete results from the Bowdoin Invitational, visit http://www.bowdoin.edu/athletics/fall/golf/files/2008bowdoin1.pdf