Golf finishes season

The Carnegie Mellon men’s golf team concluded their fall season with a third place finish at the Bobcat Invitational at the Greensburg Country Club on Monday, Oct. 11. The Tartans finished the 18-hole invitational, hosted by Pitt-Greensburg, with a total score of 335.

The Tartans finished just one stroke behind both the first and second place finishers, La Roche College and Penn State Behrend respectively.
Both schools ended the day with a team score of 334, but La Roche came out on top by way of a tie-breaker. Penn State Altoona and Pitt-Greensburg finished fourth and fifth respectively, both with team scores of 342. Mt. Aloysius rounded out the field with a 388.

Joe Nelson of Penn State Behrend was the individual leader and finished three over par with a 73. Second and third place belonged to Tartan sophomores Michael Cheng and Terrance Einhorn who had rounds of 78 and 82 respectively.

Junior Brent Driscoll finished tied for ninth just two strokes behind Einhorn at 84. Senior Brett Cannaday finished the day in 24th with a 91, and sophomore Alex Cohen shot a 103.

The Tartans had two individuals who competed in the Invitational: Senior Nick Burkholder carded an 84 to tie for ninth individually and first-year Steven Nguyen shot a 104.

The Bobcat Invitational marked the end of the fall season for the Tartans. While the Tartans were a very competitive team this season, they were not completely satisfied with their performance. “The team and I came into the fall season with high expectations and did not play to our full potential,” said Cheng. “It was an extremely disappointing season after coming off the best season last year. While we graduated two starters last year, this team still has a lot of great players and talent. I believe we have the potential to turn things around for the spring season.”

Last year, the Tartans took home the their first ever University Athletic Association Championship title and survived four rounds at the NCAA Championships. With some training and determination, they will hope to net the same results come spring.

The Tartans will return to the links during their spring break trip on March 4 in Naples, Fla.