Men’s golf team finishes sixth at Ohio Wesleyan Fall Invitational

On Tuesday, the Carnegie Mellon men’s golf team traveled to Delaware, Ohio, where they finished sixth overall in the Ohio Wesleyan University Lamkin Fall Intercollegiate.
The Tartans ended the 36-hole event just 29 strokes behind the tournament host and champion team with a total score of 624 (308–316).

Ohio Wesleyan, ranked number 11 nationally, finished the event with a team score of 595. Taking second place with 599 on their team scorecard was number 19 Transylvania University, followed by John Carroll with a 608, Baldwin-Wallace (614), and Heidelberg (619). Muskingum finished just behind the Tartans with a 632, and Denison (655), Ohio Northern (657), Capital (666), and Wilmington (676) rounded out the field.

Blake Furgerson of John Carroll placed first individually, shooting a 137 overall (72–65) and beating out Transylvania’s Justin Tereshko (76–70). Tartans sophomore Michael Cheng tied for 10th individually, the highest a Carnegie Mellon individual placed, scoring a 152 (75–77). Right on his tail was his sophomore teammate Terence Einhorn, whose rounds of 76 and 77 allowed him to tie for 12th.

Also competing for the Tartans were seniors Brett Cannaday and Christopher Lee and junior Brent Driscoll. Cannaday tied for 26th with a 157 (77–80), while Lee tied for 38th with a 162 (80–82), and Driscoll tied for 51st with a 168 (80–88).

Despite losing two key players to graduation, the Tartans had a fair showing at the invitational, playing particularly well on the 12th hole, the hardest of the course. Cheng, Cannaday, and Einhorn all birdied the hole, with Cheng and Cannaday sinking difficult 30-foot putts.

It is early in the season for the team and they are looking forward to improving their results as the season progresses. “This tournament has allowed us to assess our performance and realize what we need to improve on in moving forward,” Cannaday said. “We are looking forward to the year and are hopeful that we will continue the success from last year.”

The Tartans will hit the links Sept. 20–21 as they compete at the annual Guy Kuhn Invitational at the Meadville Country Club in Meadville, Pa. The two-day event is hosted by Allegheny College.