Golf team finishes fifth out of 16

The Carnegie Mellon golf team finished another tournament in the top five. On Sept. 29 and 30, the Tartans traveled to the Cedarbrook Golf Course in Belle Vernon, Penn. The Vulcan Invitational was hosted by California University of Pennsylvania, a Division-II school.

The Tartans managed to stay in the zone for two days and finished fifth out of 16 teams.

The Vulcan Invitational was a three-round tournament. Each of the five competing Tartans completed all three rounds, and the four best scores were used to calculate the final score for the round. Junior Ian Bangor, sophomore Cameron Low, first-year Ben DuCarme, sophomore Justin Fischler, and junior Grant Strimel competed for Carnegie Mellon.

In the first round, the Tartans’ best score was 69 from Bangor and DuCarme. Bangor had the lowest score of any of his teammates across all three rounds; in the second round, he shot another 69 and completed the third round with a 73, for a grand total of 211 for all three rounds.
Low had the next best total of 224, shooting rounds of 72, 75, and 77, respectively.

“Future goals definitely include making it to nationals as a team. I definitely believe in the team we have this year to make it there. We have shown this fall season so far that we can put up the necessary scores to make it to nationals, and we have the talent to go very far,” Low said. “It’s just a matter of us playing consistently well throughout this year. We are a young team, so if we cannot make it to nationals this year, next year looks very promising.”

The Tartans will host the Carnegie Mellon Fall Invitational at Longue Vue Country Club Thursday morning.