Golf team takes second 6th place finish at Guy W. Kuhn Invitational

Six seems to be the number for the Carnegie Mellon men’s golf team, which finished sixth at the Guy W. Kuhn Invitational hosted at The Country Club of Meadville by Allegheny College, following their prior sixth place finish at the Lamkin Fall International.

The Tartans were led by sophomore Terrance Einhorn, who carded a two-day total of 149 (73–76) and placed sixth individually. As a team, the Tartans scored a 310 on Sunday followed by a 311 on Monday to finish the Invitational with a combined 621.

Division II California University of Pennsylvania led the 18-team field both days, finishing the 36-hole event just 26 strokes over par with a 602. Taking second place and ending seven strokes back from the leader was fellow Division II school Clarion University. Daemen College finished third (610), followed by University of Rochester (615) in fourth, and St. Vincent (619) placed fifth.

Jared Schmader of Clarion was the individual leader, completing the two-day event even par with a 144 (71–73). Steve Fiori of St. Vincent, Zack Oyer of Muhlenberg, and Austin Stoddard of California University of Pennsylvania all finished tied for second, shooting just three over par.
Sophomore Michael Cheng helped the Tartans to their sixth place finish with a 141, shooting a 73 on Sunday and a 78 on Monday, finishing tied for 13th overall.

Seniors Christopher Lee and Brett Cannaday came in third and fourth for the Tartans, carding a 160 (83–77) and 162 (82–80), respectively. First-year Charles Windon finished with a 167 (82–85) to round out the field for the Tartans.

While Einhorn has been the leading golfer for the Tartans this year, he is not completely satisfied. “This past weekend, I really was in a great position to win the tournament but made a couple of uncharacteristic mental errors coming down the stretch, which cost me the tournament,” Einhorn said. “So, while I’m happy with my game, I really want to try to keep it all together next week and get an even better result.”

The Tartans will hit the links again Oct. 4–5 at the California (Pa.) Vulcan Invitational to be held at Cedarbrook Golf Course in Belle Vernon, Pa.