Pete Taylor '12 Shows Tremendous Talent on the Links Throughout the 2008-09 Campaign
Tying for fifth among 67 competitors during the two-day Johnson & Wales Invitational Sat.-Sun., April 18-19, Pete Taylor '12 (photo) posted a 75-79-154 total. He went on to finish the year without shooting above an 83 on any round while being the only Cardinals to play in every event.
Finishing seventh among 13 teams during the JWU Invite, Wesleyan got a 79-87-166 score from Eli Wilson '09 as the Cardinals' second finisher. He tied for 26th. The medalist in the event shot a 73-73-146. N.Y.U. won the team title with a 608 count while Babson was second at 625. Wesleyan's team total was 672.
Taylor kept his record intact when the Cardinals competed in the R.I.C. Invitational Fri., April 24. There Taylor tied for second among 44 individuals with a 77 to lead the Cardinals to fifth place among nine teams. Next for Wesleyan with an 82 was John Torrenti '09.
The final event of the season came up Wed., April 29 when Wesleyan hosted the annual Little Three Championship. Using both head-to-head match play (eight points) and a two-man, alternating-shot format (four points), the Little Three event found Wesleyan dropping an 8-4 decision to Amherst while losing to Williams, 12-0. Williams took the Little Three crown behind an 8-4 victory over the Lord Jeffs. Taylor helped the Cardinals secure two of its four points vs, Amherst, winning at #1 in both formats, teamed with Torrenti in alternating shots. Wilson also won individually vs. Amherst at #2 and Alex Levin '12 did the same at #3. Taylor came closest to his Williams opponent, losing by just one hole at the conclusion of the round.
For the year, Taylor posted a team-best 77.5 stroke average. Ranking second on the squad with an 80.3 mark was Wilson as he showed remarkable consistency over his four year, averaging between 80.3 and 81.1 each time.