The Cornell golf squad ended its 2001-2002 campaign this past weekend, coming in 11th out of 12 squads at the Scotty Duncan Memorial golf tournament at Delaware University. The Red shot a 636 overall. Navy won the tournament with an impressive 587.
Unfortunately, the Red never seemed to tap its potential this season, after having some promising showings earlier this spring. Cornell appeared to be on the rise after an 11th place finish out of 17 squads at Lafayette a few weeks ago. However, the Red suffered a very disappointing finish at the Ivy Tournament last week.
Freshman Justin Howe was the top finisher for the Red at Delaware, shooting a 158. Junior Justin Gatwood came out strong as well, finishing only one stroke behind Howe.
Although the Red was disappointed with its 11th place finish, the performance of players such as Gatwood and Howe bodes well for next season.
With the recent strong play of several Cornell golfers who will appear on the roster again next season, the Red can look forward to a strong fall.
Archived article by Michael Pandolfini