ENDICOTT, N.Y. - Led by Matt Paradis’ eight-under 136, Southern New Hampshire rolled to the 2018 Northeast 10 Men’s Golf Championship on Monday at the En-Joie Golf Club– shooting 2-under (574) as a team over the two-day tournament for the fourth title in program history. Paradis earned the Gordon McCullough Memorial Award for the second-straight year, which honors the individual medalist.
The Penmen won the tournament by a combined 12 strokes, beating out second-place finisher Bentley (+10) and third-place Assumption (+14). It is the third largest margin of victory for a team in the last 14 years. Final scores for the Men’s Golf Championship, both team and individual, are available HERE.
Paradis shot a six-under (66) in the first round on Sunday, becoming just the fifth golfer to record a round of 66 in NE10 Championship history. He edged Bentley’s Tommy Ethier by four strokes at the top of the leaderboard – two of only four golfers to shoot under par for the tournament.
Southern New Hampshire followed a solid team round of two-under on Sunday with an even-par on Monday, the only team to break even or better on the day. Rounding out the top-five was Franklin Pierce (+20) and host Le Moyne (+23).
Paradis, already twice named the NE10 Men’s Golfer of the Week this fall, led the Penmen to a two-stroke lead over the Falcons after Sunday’s round, before running away from the field on Monday. Ethier recorded an impressive four-under this weekend, while Le Moyne’s Nicholas Barney (-2) and Bentley’s Robert Falconer (-1) were close behind.
The first-ever Elite 24 Award was announced as part of the award ceremony after the event, as Bentley’s Ellis Yoder won the honor for his outstanding 4.0 GPA as an accounting major. The award honors the student-athlete with the highest cumulative GPA participating at the finals site at each NE10 Championship.
2018 NE10 MEN’S GOLF ALL-CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM
Matt Paradis, SNHU*
Tommy Ethier, Bentley
Nicholas Barney, Le Moyne
Robert Falconer, Bentley
Ryan Anderson, SNHU
Kyle Adams, Saint Rose
Additional information for this release provided by Southern New Hampshire athletic communications.
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