May 12, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Junior Colby Moore (Cornelius, N.C.) was announced as Yale's 2008-2009 men's golf captain at the team's banquet last Thursday. Also honored at the banquet were senior Joseph Hernandez as the most improved player, coming off his All-Ivy selection, and senior captain Andrew Denenberg as the Widdy Neale Award recipient. The Widdy Neal Award is awarded annually to the player who did the most to boost the morale of the team and who went the extra step both on and off the course.
Moore finished in the top 10 of five of the eight tournaments he played in this year. He won his first career tournament at the New England Div. I Championship. He was also selected as a member of the 2007-2008 All-Ivy Team after placing sixth at the Ivy League Championship last month.
"It means a lot to be elected captain, in that captains at Yale are voted by their teammates," said Moore. "I am honored that my fellow teammates feel that I have the necessary qualities to lead them next year."
Moore averaged a round of 75.36 this season and tied with Hernandez for the low round of the year, 70. Moore has been a large part of the men's golf team's recent success. He has helped them steadily increase their standing in the Ivy League from fifth his freshman year to fourth his sophomore year and second his junior year after having the 36-hole lead at the Ivy League Championship.
"It is also an honor in that many successful Yale undergraduates were captains of their respective sports," said Moore. "It is a very prestigious honor, and I am excited to be the captain of the golf team for next year."
Moore is a political science major in Davenport College. He is a graduate of Southern Lake Christian Academy.
Report filed by Charles Moore `10, Yale Sports Publicity