Golf wins mid-atlantic regional
Rounding out the two day Mid-Atlantic Regional with 614 (306–308) points, the Carnegie Mellon golf team took home its first ever regional invitational. Besting 14 other collegiate squads at the Hershey Country Club this past Sunday and Monday, the Tartans are well on their way to close out the spring season in the same fashion as the fall — dominating play and coming out with another championship title.
"The tournament we won this weekend was the biggest one we have ever won!" said senior Alex Timmons. "The team really pulled together and I am proud of everyone."
Despite a draw of 614 total points with Washington & Jefferson, the Tartans broke the tiebreaker with the fifth man's score on day two. This same result occurred the week before at the McDaniel Invitational, in which the Tartans tied Susquehanna University but ultimately won the tournament with first-year Terence Einhorn's tie-breaking score that put Carnegie Mellon up and in the lead.
The close victory excited the Carnegie Mellon squad as they prepared for the Titan Spring Invitational scheduled for last Monday. However, due to unplayable weather conditions, the tournament was postponed. The week of rest and training gave the Tartans a leg up on their competition as they entered the Mid-Atlantic Invitational and ultimately took home the title.
Following Carnegie Mellon and W&J came Allegheny University with 623, McDaniel University with 632, and Rochester University with 633.
Leading the Tartans, junior Christopher Lee tallied 158 (78–75) to tie for seventh overall. Trailing behind Lee, two Tartans gathered a 10th-place tie of 154 points total with senior Joshua Chen carding 78–76 and first-year Michael Cheng carding 74–80.
To round out the Tartans' competition, Timmons recorded an 80 on Monday after finishing Sunday with a 76. Einhorn shot a two-day total of 158 (81–77).
"I really feel that a lot of our success stems from the internal competition on the team," Timmons said.
The Tartans play host Thursday, April 9, for the Carnegie Mellon Invitational held at Longue Vue Country Club, with tee time scheduled for 10 a.m.