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Star Golfer Fowler Leads Engineers into Fall Season

By Ryan Lanphere

Embarking on their 100th season of varsity golf, the MIT Engineers are poised for a strong showing this season. The Engineers will return a solid core from last year’s team and hope to improve on the foundation built during the 2005-2006 season.

With a ninth place finish in Division III at the New England Championships last fall (27th out of 45 overall), Co-Captain Anthony Fowler ’09 will be leading the team along with returning players Bradley S. Brown ’08 and Jason E. Katz-Brown ’08, who also moonlights as the number one ranked scrabble player in the country.

Arron S. Acosta ’10 and Bryn L. Waldwick ’10, along with Edward B. Keith ’09, a transfer student from the University of Pennsylvania, should also be big contributors this year

The team hopes that these new faces will help replace the losses of recently graduated standouts Tom L. Gray ’06, Robert D. Batten ’06, and William J. Burke ’06, all four-year varsity letter earners.

To celebrate the centennial anniversary of varsity golf at MIT, the Engineers will be hosting an all day event at the Concord Country Club in Concord, Massachusetts on October 16. Following that, on October 23 and 24 the Engineers will face their biggest test this season at the NEIGA Championships in Brewster, Massachusetts, at the Captain’s Club.

MIT Coach Bruce Chalas will be coaching for the second consecutive year in his second stint at MIT. He had previously coached the Engineers from 1999 to 2001.