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Golf Places 35th at Season-ending Event

By Tom Kawamoto
Team Member

The grand finale of the fall collegiate golf season was the New England Intercollegiate Golf Championship, held on Oct. 24-25 at New Seabury of Cape Cod.

It is a two-day event, with a field compose of teams from NCAA divisions I, II and III, and a total of 236 players.

New Seabury is one of the toughest golf courses in New England, because of the typically strong winds and lightning-quick greens. This year the players were fortunate that the winds were relatively calm, but the greens were faster than ever.

New Seabury has two 18-hole layouts, the Green course and the Blue course. The golfers play nine holes of each course on both days, playing all 36 holes.

MIT had a tough time out there. Tommy Kawamoto '96 shot 77-81, followed by Olivier Burlaud '98 with 87-83, Phil Tracadas '95 with 92-88, Brian Schuler '96 with 93-89, and Morten Hoegh '98 with 96-92.

MIT had scores of 349 and 341 for the first and second days, respectively, for a total of 690 as a team, giving it a 35th place finish. The University of Connecticut and the University of Hartford both shot a total of 602 to tie for first place.

The individual medalist was Brian Ahern of the University of Connecticut with a 71-stroke performance the first day, followed by a similar 72-stroke effort the next day