April 12, 2001

Golf Takes 17th at Yale

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In what’s become a running theme for the golf team, weather was once again a problem at the Yale Tournament this past weekend in New Haven, Conn.

Playing in freezing conditions with sleeting rain falling from the heavens, the Red finished 17th in the 21-team field.

According to junior Dave Nayak, it became so bad that rounds took over seven hours to finish and the golfers had to compete in heavy gloves.

Senior Connor Brownell led the way for Cornell shooting a 155, including a 77 in the second round. He finished in 24th place overall out of 108 entrants.

Nayak (162, 61st) was next for Cornell, followed by senior Frank Ross (163, 64th), junior Tim Roth (166, 71st), and sophomore Ross LaFleur (183, 106th).

“Our team played solid,” said Nayak. “We probably could have played a little better if the weather had cooperated with us.”

Army won the event, shooting 603, four strokes ahead of Yale.

Cornell got a feel for its Ivy League competition over the weekend. Aside from the Bulldogs, Dartmouth, Brown and Harvard also attended.

“Although we didn’t play up to our complete potential, “Nayak explained, “it boosted our confidence because it showed we could play with the other Ivy schools.”

Up next for the Red is the all-important Ivy League Tournament next weekend.

“We’re really excited for the upcoming Ivy League Tournament at Metedeconk National Golf Course,” Nayak said. “Hopefully, with a week off and good weather, we can get in a lot of practice.”

Archived article by Shiva Nagaraj