April 6, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior Colby Moore improved his ranking Sunday at the Yale Spring Opener to finish tied for third after finishing yesterday in 15th. In doing so, he helped Yale climb five spots to end up tied for eighth place with Ivy League opponent Cornell. Harvard, another league rival, took first in the tournament by shooting a team score of 585, nine shots better than Yale's 594. The other Ivy League opponent in the tournament, Dartmouth, finished in 15th with a score of 611.
Yesterday's close field allowed for plenty of movement in the final round. Drexel, Temple, and Cornell had been tied for first coming into Sunday, and none of them finished in the top three. Skidmore College came in second with a score of 587, followed closely by Sacred Heart with a score of 588.
Moore was once again Yale's low scorer, shooting a one-over round of 71. He was followed by sophomore Ben Wescoe and junior Joseph Hernandez, who both shot rounds of 73. Freshman Thomas McCarthy and sophomore Seve Gonzales turned in scores of 76 and 82, respectively. Yale's individual competitors were led by junior Taylor Hakes, who shot a score of 73 to finish the tournament 12 over par. Freshman Brandon Marick shot a round of 82 to finish with a score of 156. He was followed closely by senior Andrew Denenberg, who shot a two-day score of 157. Junior Thomas Ginakakis rounded out Yale's team with a score of 163.
No one was able to finish the difficult Yale course in under-par. The winners, Jason Thresher of Bryant and Michael Shore of Harvard, finished three-over with scores of 143.
The Bulldogs will tee it up again this coming weekend at the New England Division 1 Championships in Providence, R.I. The three-day tournament will begin on Saturday, Apr. 12.
Report filed by Charles Moore `10, Yale Sports Publicity