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Golf Places Second in the Blazers Invitational; Lajoie Finishes Second as an Individual

Mike LaJoie Chicopee, Mass. -- April 24, 2009 -- The Springfield College men's golf team placed second with a team score of 325 strokes in the Blazers Invitational at the Chicopee Golf Club today. As an individual, senior Mike LaJoie (Enfield, Conn.) finished second with a 77 for the Pride's low score.

Seven teams participated on this 6,742-yard, par 71 layout. The team winner was Franklin Pierce with a score of 320. Springfield was five strokes behind. Following in order were Castleton State (333), Westfield State (351), Anna Maria (358), Becker (365), and host Elms College (373).

Among individuals, Brian Fleckles of Franklin Pierce turned out to be the medalist with a score of 74. He shot a 36-38 on the front and back nines. Lajoie was second with a 40-37=77.

Other scores for Springfield included those of senior Greg Levings (Averill Park, N.Y.) (T7th -- 40-41=81), freshman Jared Slingerland (Berwick, Me.) (T10th -- 43-40=83), Kyle Hicks (Enfield, Conn.) (T13th -- 45-39=84), and Tom McKinnon (T26th -- 44-50=94).

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