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