Golf Outmatches Three in ContestsBy Tom Kawamoto
Last Friday, the golf team hosted at three-way match against Tufts University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute at the Crystal Springs Golf Club in Haverill, Mass. MIT won with a team score of 412 strokes, with Tufts coming in second with 433 and WPI third with 467.
It had been about three weeks since MIT had last played at Crystal Springs, and the course was much different this time around. The greens were smoother and faster, and the fairway grass was cut to a respectable height. The course was being groomed for a big event on the weekend.
Thomas T. Kawamoto '96 was locked in a classic duel with fellow Hawaiian and old high school rival Greg Mau from Tufts. Mau shot 78 to Kawamoto's 79, and had the low round for the day. Jonathan J. Grayson '97 shot 39-42-81 and Young E. Kim '98 shot 44-39-83. Brian K. Kevitt '97 finished with 84, a good score considering that he finished his round after the sun went down. Sean M. Carpenter '96 shot 85.
Win over Brandeis
On Sunday, MIT hosted Brandeis University at Crystal Springs. MIT won with a team score of 417 strokes. Brandeis was 20 strokes behind, with 437.
Matt Mitchell of Brandeis had the low round of the day with a 76. Paired with Mitchell, Kawamoto shot 79. Brian J. Schuler '96 played in the same foursome, and finished with an 81. Kim fired a 38 on the front nine, but became overconfident on the back nine and finished with an 89.
Carpenter was the only player to really hold it together, shooting 79. There was barely enough light for Kevitt to finish his round, but he was able to grind out an 89.