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Men's Golf Affected By Adverse Weather

By Jay Grayson
team member

The varsity golf team started their season off winning one of their past three meets, while battling the elements.

The team's record for the season stands at 22.

Coupled with an hour delay because of course scheduling conflicts, the team could not get anything started on Monday against Worcester State College.

All of the Worcester State players scored under 83 at their home course while no MIT player broke 86 on the relatively easy layout. The team's number two player, Young E. Kim '98, led all team members with an 86 which was characterized by a fantastic front nine 40.

Team captain Jay Grayson '97 was off his game all day because of a terrible time on the greens. Almost one-third of his strokes came from putting, which contributed to his score of 87.

Morton Hoegh '98 played more consistently than in recent rounds. Hoegh's putting game was solid, but his nerves got the best of him on the last two holes where he scored five over par to finish with an 88.

The two other team scores to count were recorded by Todd Kamin '00 and Dale Chon '99 with scores of 91 and 92, respectively.

Other scores not counting were a sand-laden 95 by Dan Henderson '98, a disappointing 98 by John Zehren '99, and a 93 by Brian Kevitt '97.

Team battles Boston University

On a day marred by cold and soggy conditions, the golf team was defeated by Boston University on Saturday at their home course.

The course played difficult because of uneven putting surfaces and wet landing areas. Most players in the clubhouse said that Crystal's inconsistency contributed to the poor play.

In golf, the short game is a must and on this day, the team was unable to effectively score low numbers.

Individual results included a stellar 79, marked by a 2-over-par 38 on the difficult front nine by Grayson. A number of timely shots contributed to his medalist round along with some excellent putting.

Kim and Kamin finished with scores of 88 and 89, respectively. Other contributors to the team score included Zehren and Kevitt with rounds of 92 and 96.

Team wins season opener

Fresh from a spring break trip to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the varsity golf team fought the weather and two collegiate foes at George Wright Golf Course on April 9.

The Donald Ross-designed course with narrow fairways and a long layout proved to be extremely difficult with the ground left soggy from the April Fool's Day blizzard and wind gusts of up to 30 mph. Playing a shortened round of nine holes, the team cruised to a 220231231 victory over Wentworth Institute of Technology and Brandeis University for their first two victories of the season.

Individual scores for the Engineers included a team low 42 from Grayson and an impressive 43 from Henderson. Kamin and Zehren both carded 44s, and Kevitt fired a 46 in his first round in eight months.

Other players who did not count in the scoring included Arvelo, Chon, and Kim.

The team visits Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh for the Engineers Cup this week.