Men's golf fails to meet expectations at Yale Cup
The men's golf team suffered through a tough tournament at Yale's Macdonald Cup Saturday. Hoping to come together and play a solid weekend, the Big Green finished with two rounds defined by consistently mediocre playing.
"This shouldn't happen, but in golf it does happen, often out of the blue," said Chaki Kobayashi '06. "I think we just let the course, which was quite difficult, get into our heads and cause us to hit poor shots."
In the final day of the tournament, the situation appeared to pick up, as Dartmouth made a slight comeback on the course.
"We felt like showing the rest of the field that we were a talented team," said Matt Uretsky '07.
Jamie Wallace '08 was the low man for the Big Green, finishing in a tie for 22nd with a 228. Kobayashi was next in line with a 231, followed by Kenan Yount '06 with a 235. Uretsky finished at 245, and Steve Reyes '07 rounded things out for Dartmouth with a 250.
The Big Green's next matchup is at the New England Intercollegiate tournament Oct. 18-19. This will be an important tournament if Dartmouth wants to show the rest of the field that their team shouldn't be taken lightly.
"So far this year, as we've made a habit of in years past, we have not played nearly up to our potential," said Kobayashi. "I think the key to winning New England is really preparing ourselves during this week for the weekend -- not just physically, but mentally."
"We need to be prepared to go out there, hit good shots all day and play smart golf. We have one tournament left, and it would be really nice to go out and turn some heads, and make people say to themselves, 'Where did these guys come from?'"
Wallace agreed with this sentiment, saying, "We know we will have a better performance than we did at Yale."
With this positive outlook and at least a solid closing round at the Yale tournament, the Big Green will look to put it all together on Monday and Tuesday.