October 13, 2000

Golf Awakes After Short Hibernation

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After almost a month lay-off, the Cornell golf team is back in action this weekend.

The squad is in Bethlehem, Pa., for the Lehigh Invitational.

When the Red last teed off, it was in the Keystone State for the Bucknell Invitational. In that event it finished 11th out of 18 teams in the field. Through eight rounds of golf at that tourney, Cornell was 26 strokes behind.

One of the Red’s leaders is junior Dave Nayak. Nayak posted a 156 shot total at Bucknell, good for 40th place.

Senior Connor Brownell is another key for the team. He had rounds of 74 and 79 at Bucknell, and his 153 total was good for 26th-place individually.

Senior Mike Mao shot 158 at Bucknell, and sophomore Ross LaFleur was just one behind him. Senior Frank Ross rounded out the Red’s scoring with a 178.

One key for the Red this weekend will be for the upperclassmen to be able to play well. Some of the seniors were unable to play much golf over the summer, and if they were able to bring their game back in shape the Red could be a very competitive team.

Before the Bucknell Invitational, the Red took ninth in the Cornell-Colgate Invitational.

After this weekend’s event, the team will wrap up its fall season at Binghamton, N.Y., next weekend.

Archived article by J.V. Anderton