Golf

Peter Taylor '12 Has Standout Effort in Little Three Matches Despite Team Losses to Both Amherst & Williams, Then Ties for 4th in WNE Invite, 2nd at Williams

Top golfer Pete Taylor '12 (photo) easily defeated both his rivals during the annual Little Three golf championship, this year hosted by Wesleyan at Lyman Orchards Golf Course Wed., April 18 during individual match play.  Taylor downed both the Lord Jeff and Eph opponent by the identical 7 & 5 count to account for two of the Cardinals four team points during the outing.  Taylor also teamed with Tom Salah '12 to pick up half a point as they halved their two-man alternating shot activity vs. Amherst.  Salah picked up another half point by halving his individual match vs. Amherst while Brad Improta '14 accounted for the Cardinals' final team point, defeating his Williams opponent at #5 by a 2-up score.

In the total team scoring area, Wesleyan fell to both Amherst and Williams by a 10-2 margin.  Amherst claimed the Little Three crown by posting a 7-5 decision over Williams.

Wesleyan returned to action Thurs., April 19, heading to Springfield, Mass. to participate in a tournament hosted by Western New England.  Taylor again was a standout, tying for fourth of 53 competitors with a four-over-par 76.  The winning score was a 73.  Next best for the Cardinals was Salah with a 90 as he tied for 44th.

Taylor concluded his spring season Sat. & Sun., April 21-22 by venturing to Williamstown, Mass. to take part in the Williams Spring Opener.  Wesleyan did not compete as a team.  Taylor shot a solid 10-over-par 152 total with a round of 76 each day to finish second of 43 entrants.  Thus, he finished the year with 13 of his 14 medal rounds in the 70s and an average of 75.3 strokes a round.