October 15, 2008

In Philly, Golf Doesn’t Play to Expectations

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The golf team set out to defend last year’s title at the Big Five Invitational in Philadelphia this past weekend. The end result did not follow this plan, however, as the Red finished in 13th place. Junior Robert Cronheim and sophomore Matthew Jaye led the team, each posting scores of 153 to finish in a tie for 34th overall. Sophomore Dan Bosse was not far behind, finishing three shots back with a 156.
The Red had high expectations for the weekend, hoping to improve on its previous competition and make a run at defending its title. Unfortunately, Cornell did not play up to its standards. Scores were higher across the board as everybody turned in scorecards that they were not accustomed to.[img_assist|nid=32652|title=A little birdie told me|desc=Sophomore Matt Jaye tied with junior Robert Cronheim to lead the Red.|link=node|align=left|width=|height=0]
“We were disappointed,” Bosse said. “We didn’t play up to our potential either day. I guess it was just one of those weekends. We have no excuses. We just couldn’t get anything going.”
The players did not express any specific reason for the their poor play; they just were not able to get into a rhythm over the course of the weekend.
“The course was not overly difficult,” Bosse said. “Nobody was able to get anything going. We can’t blame anything for it, we just didn’t play up to our ability.”
While the Big Five Invitational was the Red’s last big tournament of the fall season, the squad will be competing in a tri-meet this coming weekend at home with St. Bonaventure and Binghamton — one last tune-up for the Red as it heads into the long winter layoff before the spring portion of the season.
“Obviously, we didn’t play as well as we had hoped for this weekend,” Bosse said, “but hopefully we can play well this weekend at home and build up some momentum heading into the offseason.”
While the Red could easily be discouraged by its recent subpar performances, confidence remains high and the excitement to get out and compete has not diminished.
“The morale of our team has definitely not been lowered,” Bosse said. “We’re definitely going to go out this weekend and pick it up. We’ll be playing on our home course, it’s a great way to head into the offseason.”