April 18, 2009
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The Yale men's golf team is currently six shots behind Harvard in second place at the Caves Valley Spring Intercollegiate. Senior captain Colby Moore came out firing for the Bulldogs to lead them to a team score of 300. Moore shot a round of 69 (-2) to put the Bulldogs right in the thick of things with Harvard (294) and Princeton (301).
"It's great to see Colby play so well," said junior Ben Wescoe. "He shot a great score today and is getting his game in great shape for Ivies. He's just been an incredible captain all year and it is great to see him get his game together and lead us hopefully to victory."
Moore led the way for Yale but got help from his supporting cast. Wescoe and sophomore Thomas Mccarthy both shot 76s (+5) for Yale. Senior Taylor Hakes shot a 79 (+7) and freshman Jeffrey Hatten carded an 85 (+14).
Yale's second team also had a good day led by sophomore Michael Fader. He shot a round of 75 (+3). Junior Seve Gonzales shot an 81 (+10), while sophomore Brandon Marick and senior Thomas Ginakakis both shot rounds of 85 (+14), while freshman Zachary Plutzik rounded out the team with a 91 (+20).
Patrick Wasserman of Princeton shot the low round of the day, carding a 67 (-4), while Mark Pollack led the Crimson of Harvard with a 70 (-1).
"It's just an amazing course with the best practice facility in the country," said Wescoe. "There have been a lot of Yale alumni down here and we've gotten some inspirational speeches. We're fired up to play our best and win."
The Bulldogs will tee-off at noon tomorrow in the same group with Harvard and Princeton.
Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity