Ian Bangor shoots one for the books

Sophomore Ian Bangor was the winner of the Tartans’ Spring Invitational last Thursday, shooting a one-over-par 71 at the Longue Vue Club. This win is Bangor’s sixth, becoming the Carnegie Mellon all-time wins leader. Since Bangor has a few years at Carnegie Mellon, there are still plenty of chances left for him to add to that total.

“Ian [Bangor] has been a terrific contribution to this golf team. I can see him stepping up and taking control of this team,” said sophomore teammate Matt Wilson.

The golf team finished second at the event, scoring 309 behind California University of Pennsylvania, which scored a team round of 294. The Tartans had five competitors in the field. Washington and Jefferson University, St. Vincent College, and Grove City College also competed at the invitational.

Seniors Terence Einhorn and Michael Cheng scored rounds of 75 and 80, respectively. This was the last round of their college careers. Einhorn placed fifth in the event with his round of 75.

First-year Cameron Low scored a round of 83 and sophomore Grant Strimel was close behind with 85.

The Tartans had an additional six golfers compete individually in the event. First-year Justin Fischler led that group with a round of 80. Sophomore Alex Fry carded an 82. First-year Derek Cobb and Wilson stroked an 83 and an 86, respectively.

The last two competitors were junior Jisoo Park and first-year Austin Cheng; Park scored 88 and Cheng shot a 91.

“I was disappointed with the team results at the end of the season, but we learned a lot,” Einhorn said. “Hopefully, the experiences gained through struggle will be paramount in times of success.”

This invitational concluded the Tartans’ 2011–12 golf season. Practices will begin again in the fall of 2012.