April 28, 2009
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs took home a pair of All-Ivy honors after this past weekend's Ivy League Championship. Sophomore Thomas McCarthy and junior Ben Wescoe each took home the award. It was both players' first time receiving the award.
The Ivy League awards its All-Ivy honors based solely on performance in the Ivy League Championship. The top finishers each year are awarded the honor (the number varies based on ties for the top places).
McCarthy's best finish of the year came at the Ivy League Championships. He shot rounds of 69, 72 and 71 to finish in a tie for third. He missed out on first place by just one stroke. McCarthy had a solid year for the Bulldogs, leading the team in stroke average. Over nine tournaments and 24 rounds, McCarthy averaged 73.83 strokes per round with a low-round of 68. His other top finishes were a tie for fourth at the ECAC championships in the fall and a tie for fifth at the Macdonald Cup also in the fall. He also finished tied for 11th in the extraordinarily strong field at the Gopher Invitational.
Wescoe had his second strongest finish at the Ivy League Championship. He shot rounds of 73, 70 and 70 to finish in a tie for fifth. Wescoe's best finish of the year, though, came at the ECAC Championships where he won the event. Wescoe finished just behind McCarthy in stroke average. Wescoe also played in nine tournaments and 24 rounds and he averaged 74.5 strokes per round. His low round of the year was a 70. Along with his first place finish at ECACs, Wescoe also finished 12th at the Yale Spring Opener.
Report filed by Charles Moore '10, Yale Sports Publicity