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Golf Takes Seventh At Bowdoin

By Robert Zhang


The MIT golf team, under the direction of its new coach Jim Burke, performed well in its first match of the fall season. The team finished 7th with a team total of 677 in the Bowdoin Invitational, held on September 16-17.

The two-day, 36-hole tournament was played at the Brunswick Golf Club in Brunswick, Maine. This year, 12 schools participated in the tournament, and the competition was strong.

Team member Robert R. Desoe ’02 shot a remarkable 79-77, which tied him for fourth position in the individuals rankings. Desoe was extremely consistent throughout the tournament, and made 15 pars on day two. The scores for the other members of the team were: Paul E. Gorbow ’04 86-85, Lucas A. Ruprecht ’04 87-86, and Smith Sirisakorn ’04 85-92.

The MIT golf team showed significant improvements in this tournament over last year’s team total of 718.

“Breaking 340 and having Rob Desoe finish tied at fourth was a great accomplishment. I look for us to build on this and continue to improve,” said Coach Jim Burke.

The team’s next tournament will be at Holden Hills on September 26.