Golf wins fall ECAC championship

The Carnegie Mellon golf team finished out the fall season on top by winning the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) South Championship Sunday and Monday, Oct. 12–13 at Iron Masters Country Club in Roaring Springs, Pa. The team shot a two-round score of 607 (296 and 311) to beat the second-place team by 16 strokes.

Overall, junior Christopher Lee carded a 146 (71–75) to lock in second place, seniors Alex Timmons and Joshua Chen shot 150 (75–75) and 155 (73–82) for third and fourth, respectively, and first-year Terence Einhorn shot 156 (77–79) to round out the top five. First-year Michael Cheng completed the team effort, shooting 170 (87–83).

“It was nice to win the tournament,” Lee said. “However, we didn’t finish as strong as we would have liked. Overall we did well this fall and hopefully we can carry this momentum into the spring season.”

“We have good competition within the team, which is important in this sport,” said head coach Rich Erdelyi. “We’ve scheduled some big tournaments in the spring season so we hope to continue playing well.”

The Tartans are hoping to make a push for a Division III national championship this season.

“We had some good and bad happen this season,” Einhorn said. “But when we have all good fall into place, we’re going to be an incredible golf team.”

The golf team will pick up where they left off in March when they head down to Naples, Fla. for their annual spring break trip, and will next compete March 19–22 at the Jekyll Island Invitational in Georgia.