Sports

Terence Einhorn aims for repeat NCAA bid

Junior social and decision sciences major Terence Einhorn was recently honored by the University Athletic Association (UAA) as Golf Athlete of the Week for his performance at the Vulcan Invitational on Oct. 3–4.

Einhorn placed 10th out of 80 participating golfers from various Division II and III schools at the tournament. Starting off by firing a 36-hole total of 142 on the first day, he continued his performance the next day, carding a 77. Einhorn finished the tournament with a score of 219 for the three rounds.

As a first-year, Einhorn had the privilege of helping the Tartans make it to the NCAA Championships for the first time in the school’s history. Reminiscing about his experience that year, Einhorn remembers how it felt to know that the team had a chance at the championship title. With that in mind, his goal is to get the team to the NCAA tournament again so they can feel the thrill he felt. Another goal Einhorn aims for is to keep up the academic reputation of the team. Last season, the Carnegie Mellon golf team won the National Academic Achievement Award, having the highest overall grade point average among all the teams in the nation.

“Golf is a mental and labor- intensive sport,” Einhorn said. “It’s an impressive combination to be able to keep up grades and play golf at the same time. We want to be able to continue playing well and maintaining our academic standards. If we can do that and get to the NCAA tournament, I can say I did my job as captain.”

This year, with several seniors who graduated and five new additions to the team, the Tartans entered the season with little knowledge as to how they would perform. Yet they started off strong, placing first at the Ohio Wesleyan Invitational on Sept. 7. As the season progressed, pressure built, leading the men to struggle to keep up their performance. Currently, they are working on fitting in as many practices as possible to prepare for their next tournament.

The Tartans will hit the links next semester during spring break at the Bonita Bay Country Club in Naples, Fla.