April 23, 2001

Golf Takes Eighth At Ivy Championships

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The Cornell golf team ended its Ivy League season on a rough note this weekend with an eighth place finish at the Ivy Championships at Metedeconk National Golf Course in Jackson, N.J.

Unfortunately for the Red, the team’s performance at the Ivy League Tournament fell somewhat short of expectations.

Of the three rounds of golf played over the weekend, two were played on Saturday and the final round was yesterday.

“After the first round, we played pretty solidly and had an opportunity to make a move, but [yesterday’s] weather was pretty bad and the scores were inflated,” junior Dave Nayak said of the weekend performance.

At the end of round one, the team was sitting in a nice spot, with junior Tim Roth and senior Conor Brownell leading the way, shooting 76 and 79, respectively.

Weather Problems

Unfortunately for Cornell, things kept slipping and the poor weather conditions on the course made things much more difficult for the team.

By the end of the third round, Cornell found itself sitting in the eighth spot of the charts, with a final score of 975.

Brownell finished No. 23 in the tournament with a 238 and Roth finished No. 27 with a 241. Sophomore Ross LaFleur finished No. 36 with 251, Nayak ended the weekend in the No. 37 spot with 254 and senior Frank Ross finished No. 39 with 257.

The team will travel to Penn State next Friday. Cornell seems optimistic about the upcoming week.

“We definitely didn’t play up to our full potential this weekend,” Nayak said, “but we’re looking forward to a good week of practice and a strong performance next weekend.”

Archived article by Kelli Larsen