Tartan golf places at Mid-Atlantic Regional
The Tartans golf team competed at the Hershey Country Club in the Mid-Atlantic Regional on Sunday, April 3 and Monday, April 4.
The Tartans found themselves in third place after the first round of play — five strokes behind the competition leader — the University of Rochester, with a team score of 320.
Leading the way for Carnegie Mellon were junior Terence Einhorn and first-year Ian Bangor, who were tied for first among all competitors after day one with a score of 77, along with three others. Senior Brent Driscoll scored 82 after day one, closely followed by junior Michael Cheng, who carded an 84. Lastly, first-year Matt Wilson scored a 94 for the Tartans.
After day one, the top five schools were Rochester (315), McDaniel College (319), Carnegie Mellon (320), and a tie for fourth between Manhattanville College (326) and Franklin & Marshall.
The Tartans nearly mirrored their first-day score of 320 on the second day, carding a 322 to place fifth in the tournament.
Einhorn and Bangor led the way for Carnegie Mellon yet again, scoring 77 and 81, respectively, on day two. This put Einhorn in a tie for third place individually with a score of 154. Bangor finished 11th, scoring 158.
Driscoll fired an 80 on day two, giving him a score of 162. Cheng carded another 84 on day two, and Wilson finished the competition with a score of 194.
“We shot pretty consistently between the two days, but the teams that beat us were able to improve on their day ones,” said Wilson. “The team is happy with the way we played, but seeing Rochester win made me a little uneasy.”
Rochester taking first was bitter for the Tartans, as they are University Athletic Association conference rivals. With team scores of 315 and 312 each day, Rochester was able to surpass the entire field and win the tournament. Allegheny College, St. John Fisher College, and McDaniel College rounded out the top four, with Carnegie Mellon tied with Washington & Jefferson for fifth.