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Golf team finishes third twice, has strong opening showing

Published: September 18, 2009
Section: Sports

The Brandeis men’s golf team played in two tournaments this week, the Bowdoin Invitational at the Brunswick Country Club in Brunswick, ME on Sunday and the Elms Invitational at the Chicopee Golf Club in Chicopee, MA on Tuesday. The Judges came in third out of nine teams at both events.

At the Bowdoin Invitational, Lee Bloom ’10 repeated his success from last year and shot the low round of the tournament with a two-under-par 70.

With this strong showing in the second round of play, Bloom finished in second place. His final score was 79-70-149 (+5), just three strokes behind Husson College’s Kevin Byrne.

To secure the third place finish, though, the Judges had to rely on more than just Bloom. Everyone on the Brandeis squad finished in 28th place or better.

Charles Sacks ’10 finished tied for ninth with 79-74-153 (+9) while Aaron Cusato ’12 tied for 22nd after shooting 85-75-161 (+19), an 11-stroke improvement from the first day to the second.

Scott Beaulac ’12 tied for 26th after going up three strokes on day two (80-83-163, +21) and Dan Goldsmith ’11 finished in 28th place after shaving 8 strokes off his second day score (86-78-164, +22).

Overall Brandeis improved from day one to day two, taking 27 strokes off their second round score.

The second round score of 297 was the lowest on the day, beating out eventual first place finisher Husson by two strokes.

Their final score was 324-297-631, finishing 13 strokes behind the second place St. Anselm, a Division II school, and 22 strokes shy of first.

At the Elms Invitational on Tuesday the Judges also came in third overall out of nine teams with a final score of 320 (+36). That finish put them 10 strokes behind first place Nichols College and only one behind Franklin Pierce College, a Division II competitor.

Once again all of the Brandeis players finished below 30th. The top finisher for the Judges was Cusato whose 78 (+7) put him in a tie for sixth.

He was followed closely by Beaulac with a 79 (+8) who finished in a five-way tie for eigth. Bloom shot an 80 (+9) for a tie for 13th while Goldsmith shot an 83 (+13) to secure a tie for 18th place.

Jerry Yu ’13, the fifth competitor, shot a 90 (+19) for a 29th place finish.

The Judges have some time off now, not playing again until Sept. 26 when they will attend the Duke Nelson Invitational at Middlebury, VT.