Klopfer Shoots Career-Low to Lead Mariners in Final Day of Maine State Championships

Klopfer Shoots Career-Low to Lead Mariners in Final Day of Maine State Championships

LEEDS, Maine -- Sophomore Erich Klopfer (Palm Harbor, Fla.) shot a career-best 72 (+1) on day two of the Maine State Golf Association Collegiate Championships to lead Maine Maritime Academy golf to a ninth place team finish. 

The Mariners finished with a two-day score of 652 to finish ninth out of the ten teams. Klopfer shot 12 strokes better in day two, to tie for 14th place overall with a combined score of 156 (+14). Chase Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) jumped from 37th place on day one to finish tied for 31th with a score of 164 (+22) and Chance Whittemore (Skowhegan, Maine) and Joseph Moir (Bangor, Maine) tied for 36th place with a two-day score of 166. Zachary Foss (Saco, Maine) shot seven strokes better in day two to finish 43rd overall.

Saint Joseph's College of Maine placed three golfers in the top six individually en route to claiming the 2016 Maine Intercollegiate Golf Association Championship. This was the Monks' second-consecutive victory at the event. Husson's Daulton Wickenden shot a five-under 136 (67-69) to claim Medalist honors for the second-consecutive season.

The Mariners will return to action on Thursday when they compete in the UNE Invitational at Cape Arundel Country Club. Tee time is slated for 10:00 AM.