By: Joseph Auble, Contributing Writer
Over the weekend the men’s golf team finished second overall at the Cornell Invitational, finishing sixteen strokes behind first place, Princeton.
Although the Tigers did not get the result they hoped for, many positives came out of the team’s success at Cornell.
The second place finish marks a 25-1 record for Towson, something that should not be taken for granted.
“No question we wanted to win, but I think there are a lot of teams in the country that would take 25-1 right now”, head coach Brian Yaniger remarked.
Towson’s success relies primarily in it’s strong starting five lineup.
“I don’t have one guy I count on, I have five guys I count on, every time” Yaniger said. Jimmy Grem and Dylan Stein led the way on day one, shooting a -6 and -3 respectively.
Jimmy Grem finished with two eagles and eight birdies, which is a remarkable feat for the Towson junior.
Ryan Siegler finished with a score of 150, tying him for 32nd overall. Juan Veloza and Michael Chanaud rounded out the top 60 for the tournament.
The final day of the tournament turned out to be Towson’s worst day of the weekend. They lost five more strokes to Princeton adding up to sixteen strokes in total behind Princeton. Yangier, although disappointed, is still optimistic for tomorrow’s tournament in Hartford.
“I’m looking for guys to battle and bounce back tomorrow, good players bounce back from bad rounds,” he said.
Towson travels to Hartford, Connecticut to compete in the two day Hartford Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday. This will be by-far one of Towson’s most difficult events, as the Tigers are traveling on little rest matched with the prospect of playing some of the top teams in the country.
“I’m pretty confident, I think Hartford is going to be a really good event knowing the channel we have here,” Yangier said.