Golf finishes 22nd at Jekyll Island

The Carnegie Mellon men’s golf team spent their spring break at Bonita Bay Country Club in Naples, Fla. playing golf and working on perfecting their techniques.

Most recently, the Tartans spent this past weekend competing in the Jekyll Island Collegiate Invitational held on the par-72 Oleander Course in Jekyll Island, Ga. to finish 21st place out of 27 schools.

The golf team wrapped up the three-day Jekyll Island Invitational yesterday against 26 teams. The Tartans shot 324, 317, and 321 for a combined score of 962 overall as a team during the 54-hole invitational and tied for 22nd.

On the Friday, the Tartans shot a combined team score of 324. Junior Christopher Lee and first-year Michael Cheng led the Tartans, shooting eight over par at 80, followed by first-year Terence Einhorn, who carded 81. Seniors Joshua Chen and Alex Timmons shot 83 to complete the team score of 324.

The Tartans improved their overall scores on Saturday by shooting a 317 team total. Timmons and Cheng shot six over par at 78 and Chen, Einhorn and Lee followed with 79, 82, and 85 respectively. The team improved two spots in the standings to tie at 22nd.

The golf team concluded the invitational yesterday with a strong effort by Einhorn, who shot two over par at 74. Chen and Lee shot 82, Cheng shot 83, and Timmons scored 88 to wrap up the final day of the tournament, holding steady at 22nd overall. Einhorn placed 77th individually in a field of 135 competitors.

The golf team will tee off next this Saturday at the McDaniel Invitational at the Bridges in Gettysburg, Pa.