August 17, 2011

Former Captain Wescoe Wins Boyd Quaich Memorial Tournament

ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – Ben Wescoe '10, who captained the Yale men's golf team in 2009-10, took home the 2011 Boyd Quaich Memorial Tournament by a single stroke at the Old Course at St. Andrews last month.

Although Wescoe had a five-stroke advantage at one point in the final round, a strong comeback by eventual runner-up Sean Fotheringhame left Wescoe only one stroke clear at the top of the final leaderboard. He finished with an overall score of 281 (-5) over the four rounds of play, a new scoring record for the event, which was first played in 1946.

Hailing from La Jolla, Calif., Wescoe led the Bulldogs through the 2009-10 season and now studies at the University of Cambridge. During his Yale golfing career, he made the first team All-Ivy and notched up numerous top-10 finishes.

For his efforts at the helm of the Elis, Wescoe received both the Molly Meyer Humanitarian Award and the Widdy Neale Award at the end of the 2009-10 season.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.

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