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Golf Team Ties One, Drops One

By Jonathon Grayson
Team member

Last Tuesday, the golf team played their home course Crystal Springs in the hopes of stealing a victory from the Worcester State team. The Engineers lost the game 475435.

The weather was less than ideal for golf with strong wind gusts and brisk temperatures, but the Engineers would try to forge on by adjusting to the conditions.

Grayson continued his disappointing season as the team's number one player by shooting 97 to lose by 14 strokes to his opponent, while Young E. Kim '98 salvaged a respectable 92 after suffering a setback on Crystal's eighth hole. Dan Henderson '98 shot a solid 43 on the front nine, but had a difficult time maintaining consistency on the back side to finish with a 95.

Todd Kamin '00 proved that the Wentworth game was not a fluke and was the medalist on the team with a 90. The team's fifth score came from team manager, Morten Hoegh '98, with a 101. Other notable players were Chon and Eladio Arvelo '99, who scored 110 and 130, respectively.

While losing to Worcester State by 40 strokes was disappointing, the team still has youth and will continue to improve in the future. The team record stands at 031.

Team ties Wentworth

The team traveled to George Wright Golf Course on Tuesday, Oct. 9 to battle Wentworth Institute of Technology and sub-par weather conditions.

George Wright is a Donald Ross designed course, and some observers of golf consider it one of his masterpieces. Filled with a number of 400+ yard par fours, it proved to be a venerable opponent, especially during a windy and rainy afternoon.

Team captain, Jonathon Grayson '97 had a difficult day with course management and posted a 94 with very inconsistent play on the back nine. Dale Chon '99 shot a 48 on the front nine on his way to a 101.

The rest of the team consisted of freshmen unfamiliar with the course's undulating fairways and blind tee shots. Aaron Valade '00 and Marc Sadler '00 each carved out scores of 98, and the surprise of the day came from Kamin who carded a superb 38 on the front nine, to finish with an 82.

The team total of 473 was enough to tie the Wentworth team which played with one more player than the MIT team.