Men's Golf

About the Program
The Bowdoin College golf team was instituted in the early 1900's and is one of the school's longest- running varsity teams. The squad has enjoyed a rich tradition of success, competing well at the State and Regional level.

The Polar Bears play between 7-8 events each fall season, mostly in the State of Maine- one of the most underrated golf locations in the country. Winners of numerous CBB and Maine State Championships, the team also competes at the NESCAC Tournament against their traditional conference rivals. The College sponsors both a men's and women's team, and carries from 10-15 players.

2007 Recap
The men's golf team enjoyed one of their finest seasons in years in 2008, posting several strong finishes at regionally-recognized tournaments. Bowdoin won the Colby Invitational and finished second at the CBB and Maine State Collegiate and Husson Invitational Tournaments. The Polar Bears placed sixth overall at the NESCAC Championship.

Ryan Blossom and Jeff Cutter each had excellent campaigns, with Blossom earning All-NESCAC honors thanks to his fourth-place showing at the Conference tourney while also winning medalist honors at the Maine State Championship and Thomas Invitational. Cutter claimed Second-Team All-Conference and individual medalist recognition at the season-ending CBB Championship.

The Polar Bears play their home matches at Brunswick Golf Club. The challenging, par-72 layout is considered by many to be the best course in Mid-Coast Maine. Just a par-five away from campus, the course gives the Bowdoin squads ample opportunities for practice and play and is also open to the public. For more information on the course, visit


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Men's Golf Coaching Staff

Head coach: Tomas Fortson

The fall of 2008 will mark the sixth season for Tomas Fortson as head coach of the Bowdoin men's golf team. Fortson brings a wealth of coaching experience to the task, having been at the helm of Bowdoin's squash program since 2000.

Fortson and his team practice and play the annual Bowdoin Invitational at the Brunswick Golf Club, which has established itself as one of the more challenging courses in the state.

A world-class squash player, Fortson became a professional hardball player in 1985 and through the mid-90's consistently held a top 30 world ranking. In hardball he was a finalist in the World Professional Squash Association Teaching Pro Championships and was the United States "B" Hardball Champion in 1981. Fortson has also won the Venezuelan National Softball Championship three times, the Massachusetts State Softball Championship twice and the Southern Caribbean Softball Championship.

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Men's Golf Roster

Name Year Hometown/School
Jeff Cutter 09 Medfield, Mass.
James Yoo 09 Wayne, N.J.
Ryan Blossom 10 Concord, N.H.
Edson Bridges 11 Omaha, Neb.
Bobby Campbell 11 Watertown, Conn.
Eric D'Elia 11 Easton, Conn.
Jimmy Herter 11 Topsfield, Mass.
Zak Kubetz 11 Bangor, Maine
Turner Kufe 11 Wellesley, Mass.
Rudy Luther 11 Edina, Minn.
Cole Merrick 11 Galisteo, N.M.
Mark Oppenheim 11 Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Schuyler Ransohoff 11 Los Angeles, Calif.
Kevin Smith 11 Ithaca, N.Y.

Head Coach: Tomas Fortson
Team Captains: Ryan Blossom, Jeff Cutter
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 Men's Golf Schedule

Date/TimeOpponent Score
09/09/2008,  10:30AMat Thomas Invitational
Boothbay Harbor G.C.
Brunswick G.C.
09/17/2008,  10:00AMat UMF Invitational
Belgrade Lakes G.C.
09/19/2008,  10:00AMat Maine State Tournament
Natanis G.C.
09/21/2008,  12:00PMat Colby Classic
Waterville C.C.
09/27/2008,  TBAat NESCAC Tournament
Ralph Myhre G.C. (Middlebury)
10/04/2008,  12:00PMat Sid Farr Classic
Waterville C.C.
10/05/2008,  TBAat CBB Championship
Martingdale G.C.
10/12/2008,  11:00AMat Husson Invitational
Penobscot G.C.
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Men's Golf Releases

Date Posted Title
10/01/2008,  9:30AM Cutter, Blossom Earn All-NESCAC Honors
10/03/2007,  9:00AM Blossom Named First-Team All-NESCAC
09/27/2006,  4:00PM 2006 NESCAC Golf Championship Preview
11/21/2003,  12:30PM All-Academic NESCAC Honors
10/15/2002,  8:00AM Mackie Earns All-NESCAC Golf Honors
09/26/2002,  8:00AM NESCAC Golf Championship Preview
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Men's Golf : Previous Seasons

The seasons listed below are represented by the year in which the given season started. Thus, Winter sports that may have the bulk of their events played in the following year are still listed by the year in which they began. For archived statistics, go to the Almanac/History page.

Previous seasons: 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1995, 1993