Solid performance caps off fall season for men’s golf

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

At the Lehigh Invitational held on Oct. 19, the Bison men’s golf team tied for sixth place at a very competitive meet with 14 teams in total. The Bison had a total score of 301, only 10 shots off from Holy Cross, the first-place team.

Chris Tanabe ’21 was a standout for the Orange and Blue, as he had a total of six birdies to finish with a 72 on the day; this was his fourth top-10 finish in the past six competitions. Tanabe maintained an average of 72.1 for the entire fall season. The record for the best average over a season for the Bison belongs to J.P. Raftery ’19, who held an average of 71.6 for his spring season in 2017.

Around the course, the Orange and Blue displayed consistency, with everyone collecting scores under 80. These finishes included a 75 from Jackson Bussell ’23 who finished the last two holes with back-to-back birdies. Blake Wisdom ’23 shot a 76, Jack Gardner ’23 shot a 78 and Peter Bradbeer ’20 shot a 79, rounding out the Bison on the day.

“The golf course is truly unique and being able to play it on a daily basis is a privilege. I enjoy being able to play with teammates and friends alike, and it’s a great place for both,” Bradbeer said.

Bradbeer also commented on some reflections over the course of the season. 

“I think the biggest highlight was at Dartmouth this fall when one of our teammates, Jack Gardner, went down with an injured wrist so we had to play four count four for both rounds instead of the traditional five count four where the highest score is thrown out. Despite having to count all four scores recorded that day we were still able to finish second and shot six under total for the event,” he said.

The Bison take their focus back to practice as they will not have another scored meet until the spring.

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