March 20, 2010

Bulldogs Finish Second at George Washington Invitational

McCarthy Shoots -8 in Final Round

BETHANY BEACH, Del. – The men’s golf team played its best golf in recent Yale history this weekend at the George Washington Invitational.  Six of their 12 scoring rounds were under-par.  They broke Yale’s scoring record with an 11-under 277 on Friday.  And other than Missouri, who won the tournament, no team was within 25 strokes of the Bulldogs.  Yale took second with a three-round total of 852 (-12), losing only to the Tigers, who shot a staggering 820 (-44).

Three Bulldogs finished in the top-10, individually.  Junior Thomas McCarthy led the way for Yale, shooting a seven-under 209, over three rounds.  His individual rounds were 68 (-4), 75 (+3), and a phenomenal 66 (-8).  Only Chris Johnson of Missouri, who won the individual trophy, shot a lower round than McCarthy’s 66.  McCarthy also led the tournament in par 4 scoring.  Over three rounds, he played the par 4s in five-under. 

Two strokes behind McCarthy was senior captain Ben Wescoe.  Wescoe finished in a tie for fifth with Jace Long of Missouri.  Wescoe’s three round total of 211 (-5) was made up of rounds of 68 (-4), 73 (+1) and 70 (-2). 

Just one stroke back of Wescoe was freshman Brad Kushner.  Kushner finished the tournament at 212 (-4) with rounds of 70 (-2), 73 (+1) and 69 (-3).  He also led the tournament in par 5 scoring, shooting a collective nine-under on the par 5s.

Yale’s fourth scorer was junior Michael Fader who finished in a tie for 22nd.  He shot a tournament score of 220 (+4) with rounds of 71 (-1), 75 (+3) and 74 (+2).

Junior Brandon Marick rounded out Yale’s team in a tie for 34th.  He shot rounds of 74 (+2), 77 (+5) and 75 (+3) for a tournament total of 226 (+10).

Yale’s B team, made up of senior Seve Gonzales, sophomores Jeff Hatten and Zachary Plutzik and freshman Russell Holmes, took 14th overall.  The team finished with a score of 965 (+101).  Hatten was the low scorer for the team with 236 (+20).  The low round for the team was shot by Plutzik at 72 (E).

The Bulldogs will have some time off until Apr. 3 when they host the Yale Spring Opener.

Report filed by Charles Moore ’10, Yale Sports Publicity

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