Golf Team Ends Yeear With 14-5 RecordBy Frank Popp
The varsity golf team finished its season with an exciting win earlier in the week. At the end of the four-way match, MIT and Northeastern were tied with 428 strokes each. A playoff between team captains Frank Popp '94 and Steve Haffeman of Northeastern University was set up to break the tie. Popp won the playoff on the fourth hole to give MIT the victory. In the match, MIT also defeated Nichols College and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Popp led the way with a 76, followed by an 82 by Brian Schuler '96. The next best results for MIT came from Phil Tracadas '95 with an 87 and Mike Lombardi '95 with an 88.
During the same week, the team also had a strong finish in the Greater Boston Classic, placing fourth out of 10 teams with a total score of 462. Only Boston College (410), Harvard University (443), and Babson College (446) came out ahead.
A strong wind kept the scores exceptionally high. Anyone able to break 90 had an excellent day. Tom Kawamoto '96 and Popp, both with 89, paced MIT. Jason Onysko chipped in with a valuable 92.
Constant rain and windy cold days for competitions kept all scores higher than usual this spring. Kawamoto played the top position all spring, followed by Popp, Schuler, and Tracadas. The other spots were shared by Lombardi, Onysko, Brian Kevitt '97, Scott McDavid '97, Sean Carpenter '96, and Joe Baca '95.
Combined with a 4-1 fall season, the golf team's record for this year was 14-5, completing its 21st consecutive winning season.