Sept. 13, 2008
WAYZATA, Minn. - Yale was overtaken by SMU to drop from 10th to 11th place on Friday at the Gopher Invitational. The Bulldogs shot a team score of 313 to put their two-day total at 620. In comparison, the current leader LSU is -3 for the tournament with a score of 573. Texas trails LSU by four shots at 577 and Pepperdine is right behind the Longhorns at 579.
Sophomore Thomas Mccarthy continued to be the Bulldogs' strongest player, shooting a round of 76. He again played consistent par golf, but swapped a few of Friday's birdies for bogeys Saturday. McCarthy is at +2 for the tournament and tied for 18th place. Junior Ben Wescoe carded a round of 78 for a two-day total of 153, placing him in a tie for 43rd place. Wescoe, who started on the 10th tee, got off to a rough start with three bogeys, a double bogey and a bogey in his first five holes. He finished strongly, though, playing the front nine in one-under-par. Senior Colby Moore finished the day one shot behind Wescoe with a round of 79, bringing his total to 162. Moore is tied for 62nd place. Junior Seve Gonzales and sophomore Michael Fader both shot rounds of 80, placing them in ties for 55th and 65th place, respectively.
John Peterson of LSU was able to overtake Charlie Holland of Texas to move himself into first place, after Holland shot a round of 73 and Peterson shot a 70. Two of the day's biggest movers were Cole Peevler of Iowa and Mike Van Sickle of Marquette, who started the day tied for 23rd and after both shooting rounds of 67 are now tied for third.
The final round will be played Sunday.
Report filed by Charles Moore `10, Yale Sports Publicity