Bulldogs Tie for Fifth at Caves Valley Spring Intercollegiate

Thomas McCarthy.

McCarthy Ties for Second

OWINGS MILL, Md. – The Bulldogs hosted their second tournament of the spring, but could not find the same magic in Maryland that led them to victory when they hosted their Spring Opener two weeks ago.  Yale struggled all weekend with the tough conditions and, ultimately, finished in a tie for fifth behind Penn, Princeton, Harvard and George Washington.  Penn took home the title and looks to be the favorite heading into next weekend's Ivy League Championships.

“The conditions were really tough,” said senior captain Ben Wescoe.  “It was very windy and the greens were extremely fast, which led to high scores.  We didn't handle the wind very well and really struggled with our ball striking.  Once we got onto the greens, we continued to struggle with our putting.”

Everyone seemed to struggle on Saturday.  The Bulldogs were actually in second just one shot back of Penn, but the Quakers managed to master the conditions and drop from 312 to 299 on Sunday, while the Bulldogs only went from 313 to 312.  Yale (625) ultimately finished 13 shots back of Penn (612).

One Yale golfer did seem to manage to conquer the elements.  Junior Thomas McCarthy tied for second place in the tournament with rounds of 75 and 73.  He finished just one stroke behind Chance Pipitone of Penn.

“I was able to avoid making a big number,” said McCarthy.  “I managed my mistakes well enough to keep a decent round together, and when I needed it most, I was able to come up with a big shot or sink a big putt.”

Freshman Brad Kushner also played well for the Bulldogs finishing just seven strokes back of McCarthy.  He shot rounds of 76 and 79.  The rest of the Bulldogs were struggled to break 80 for the weekend.  Wescoe went 81 and 80; freshman Carson Weinand shot rounds of 82 and 80 and junior Brandon Marick finished at 81 and 84.

“Penn is definitely the team to beat now,” said Wescoe.  “The Ivy League Championships are going to be very competitive and any team is capable of getting hot and winning.”

McCarthy echoed Wescoe's sentiments and added that it will come down to who wants it most.

“I'm still confident that if we play well, we have a good shot,” said McCarthy.  “There are a lot of good teams and it will come down to who wants it most.  Hopefully, we will use this week to fuel us.  We just need to focus on our short game and really concentrate on hitting clutch shots to keep rounds from getting out of hand.” 

The Ivy League Championships will begin Apr. 23. 

 

Caves Valley Spring Intercollegiate

April  16-18, 2010                                  

 

1st           Penn:               313, 299 = 612

2nd          Princeton:       314, 303 = 617

T-3rd       Harvard:          317, 305 = 622

                GW:                 313, 309 = 622

T-5th       Yale I:               313, 312 = 625

                Cornell:            322, 303 = 625

7th          Temple:           318, 319 =  637

8th          Brown:             338, 322 = 660

9th          Yale II:              337, 327 = 664

 

UPenn    313, 299 = 612 

Chance Pipitone: 74, 73 = 147

Scotty Williams: 78, 70: 148

Colin St. Maxens: 77, 76 = 153

Ross Merrill: 84, 80: 164

Bryant Williams: 85, 81: 166

 

Princeton   314, 303 = 617

Bernie D'Amato: 79, 74 = 153

Evan Harmeling: 80, 74 = 154

Patrick Wasserman: 77, 78 = 155

Eric Salazar: 78, 80 = 158

Jake Skinner: 81, 77: 158

 

Harvard   317, 305 = 622

Tony Grillo: 79, 76 = 155

Greg Shuman: 74, 82 = 156

Mark Pollak: 84, 74 = 158

Louis Amira: 83, 76 = 159

Danny Mayer: 81, 79 = 160

 

George Washington   313, 309 = 622

Martin Liu: 79, 73 = 152

Cole Turner: 82, 75: 157

Max Hamm: 76, 82: 158

Brendan Barrack: 78, 80: 158

Brandon Rukin: 80, 81, 161

 

Yale I   313, 312 = 625

Tom McCarthy: 75, 73 = 148

Brad Kushner: 76, 79 = 155

Ben Wescoe: 81, 80 = 161

Carson Weinand: 82, 80 = 162

Brandon Marick: 81, 84 = 165

 

Cornell   322, 303 = 625

Matt Jaye:  75, 74: 149

Dan Bosse:  81, 74: 155

Rob Cronheim: 84, 75: 159

Mark Baity: 83, 80: 162

Alex Lavin: 94, 86: 180

 

Temple   318, 319 = 637

Devin Bibeau: 79, 76: 155

Andrew Mason: 84, 73: 157

Mark Edmondson: 77, 82: 159

Joe Kim: 78, 88: 166

Eric Plisko: 86, 93: 179

 

Brown     338, 322 = 660

Mike Amato:  81, 76 = 157

James Ardell:  86, 79 = 165

John Giannuzzi:  86, 80 = 166

Chris Willaims: 85, 87 = 172

Jack Mylott: 87, 92 = 179

 

Yale II     337, 327: 664

Jeff Hatten: 78, 82: 160

Michael Fader: 86, 83: 169

Zach Plutzik: 88, 81: 169

Russell Holmes: 89, 81: 170

Seve Gonzales: 85, 91: 176

 

Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity

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