Timmons takes the trophy, team places second with potential to improve

Carnegie Mellon golf, led by senior Alex Timmons and junior Christopher Lee, took second place at the Westminster Invitational held at the New Castle Country Club last Monday. The Tartans shot a team score of 310, two shots more than the first-place Saint Vincent College. Timmons won the tournament shooting two under par at 70, and Lee placed fourth overall, carding a 76. First-years Michael Cheng and Terence Einhorn both shot an 82, and senior Joshua Chen shot an 83. Despite a high team finish, there is still an understanding among the players that this team has a higher potential to reach.

“It’s always hard to lose a tournament by only two strokes,” Timmons said. Timmons earned his second consecutive University Athletic Association (UAA) Golf Athlete of the Week honor following his performance at the Guy Kuhn Invitational from the previous week. “We didn’t play up to our potential, but we lost to a good team, and getting second is still an accomplishment. We are looking forward to our tournament this weekend where we are hoping to bring home a victory.”

“I would say that this is the strongest Carnegie Mellon golf team ever,” Lee said. “With the addition of our freshmen, I truly believe we are very capable of achieving our highest goals and I am looking forward to the rest of the year.”

Carnegie Mellon will finish up the fall season when they conclude the ECAC South Championship today after commencing play yesterday. The tournament is hosted by Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Springs, Pa.