April 1, 2007
Westover, MD -
Colby Moore shot a two-under 70 in the second round to lead the Yale men's golf team to a fourth place finish out of a field of 21 teams at the Lacrosse Homes Collegiate Invitational this weekend.
Moore finished with a two-round total of 143, just one stroke behind St. John's Keegan Bradley.
It was the second tournament in a row that a Yale golfer finished only one shot behind the winner. Last weekend, captain Mark Matza shot 142 at the George Washington Invitational, taking second place behind Seton Hall's Kyle Morris (141).
Moore's score on Sunday tied for the best round of the event, and lifted the sophomore from eighth place, where he started the round.
St. John's won the tournament, which was hosted by Towson University, with an impressive score of 580, only four strokes over par. The Bulldogs shot 601 (+25).
Besides taking fourth in a very competitive field, Yale also finished higher than any other Ivy team competing in the event. The Bulldogs shot better than Columbia (T-5th), Cornell (T-7th), and Princeton (10th).
Ben Wescoe was Yale's second highest scorer. The freshman shot 73-75-148 to tie for 13th place. Wescoe also led the field with 30 pars over the course of the tournament.
The Bulldogs return to action at home next weekend at the Yale Spring Opener at the Yale Golf Course.
Report filed by Alex Kleiner '08, Yale Sports Publicity