School records are broken at the Martin Downs Collegiate

Dani Kaufman, Senior Writer

On Feb. 14 – 16, the Bison men’s golf team traveled to Palm City, Fla. to compete against 14 competitive colleges at the Martin Downs Collegiate.

Blake Wisdom ’23 posted a 6-under 66 for the first round. This broke the school record and created a new all-time low in relation to par. This massive round put the Bison in the middle of the competitive field for the end of day one in Florida. Another standout was Peter Bradbeer ’20 with five birdies in the first round. Bradbeer finished with a 70 on the day.

“My first round was an amazing start to the season and gave me a lot of confidence going into next week’s tournament, as well as the rest of the season. I played pretty solid all week just caught a hot streak the first round and it led to that score. As a team, this week was awesome as we learned a lot from our mistakes and was a very good prep for Patriot Leagues. My goal for the rest of the season is to win PLs as a team and individually,” Wisdom said.

The second day of competition fared less successful for the Bison as they slowed down a bit from the previous day. The lowest scoring Bison was Chris Tanabe ’21, who fished with 1-over 73. Record-breaker Blake Wisdom finished with 77 and was in 22nd place on the second day.

“This past weekend in Florida was a lot of fun and a great experience for myself and the team. It was a great way to start off our spring season and to get some early reps in to help us for the future,” Wisdom said.

Tanabe led the third day with a round shot at 75, with Jason Lohwater ’22 scoring the same. Tanabe had a total of four birdies on the day, and Wisdom finished the final day with 77 and tied 38th among every competitor. Bradbeer finished out the Bison with a score of 79.

The Orange and Blue are back Feb. 22 – 24 at the Loyola Intercollegiate at Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz.

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