By JOHN MCGRORTY
This past weekend, the Cornell men’s golf team competed at the Navy Spring Invitational at the Naval Academy Golf Club (par-71). The Red had a strong showing, finishing fourth overall in the 18-team field. The squad had a combined score of 601, 33-over the course par. Cornell saw strong individual play throughout the weekend, allowing for a solid team score under 80 for the first time this season.
Senior Zack Bosse finished eighth in the individual competition, recording a 74 on Saturday to round up his total of 146 (4-over par). Next, Senior Carl Schimenti shot a matching 74 to take 25th individually. Finally, Freshman Luke Graboyes demonstrated much improvement from the first round to the second. Improving four strokes from Friday to Saturday, Graboyes shot a strong 73 in the final round to finish 20th individually. These three strong showings allowed the Red to place three in the top-25 of total competitors at the invitational.
Schimenti said that the Red had a positive experience at the invitational and saw successful results, despite the fact that the golfers did not perform to their full potential.
“Finishing fourth at Navy was good for us,” Schimenti said. “Playing in the second to last pairing was a nice experience for us, one that we haven’t had a chance to do in a while. Overall, we didn’t play our best, but it was good to get a top-5 finish while we were grinding to shoot good scores.”
OLIVER KLIEWE / SUN SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHERSenior Zack Bosse led the Red with an eighth place finish in the individual competition.