Competing in the Trinity Invitational to inaugurate the 2013 fall season, as it has done the last seven campaigns, the golf team took ninth of 10 team entries with a score of 658. Trinity's "A" squad took the team title with a 606 score.
Leading the way for the Cardinals with a two-day total of 158 was Atreya Sinha '17 (photo) as he corrected for early mistakes in round one when he shot an 87 to come up with a one-under-par 71 on day two. His round of 71 was second best among the 124 rounds of golf played by the 62 competitors at Tunxis Plantation in Farmington, Conn. Only the medalist from Trinity, who had a second-day 68, surpassed Sinha's performance. Sinha tied for 20th overall.
Also coming through with a round in the 70s on the second day was Mike DeLalio '15, as he carded a 77 and had a two day total of 167, second best on the team. Just behind with an 84-84-168 total was Paul Andrick '16 while Sam Elias '15 came through with an 89-80-169. Rounding out Wesleyan's scores in the event were Colin O'Keeffe '17 with an 87-87-174 and Ryan Marvick '14 with an 88-87-175.
Up next for the squad was a trip to Middlebury for the annual Duke Nelson Invitational Sat.-Sun., Sept. 14-15. There Wesleyan managed a 748 team score and placed 22nd of the 22 competing teams. Host Middlebury took the crown. Leading the Cardinals was Marvick with an 84-84-168 score. Andrick was next with an 85-94-179. Ben Firn '15 carded a 98-95-193 while Jimmy Hill '15 posted a 102-108-210 total.
Wesleyan moved on to Williams Sat.-Sun., Sept. 21-22 for the Williams Invitational for more action. There Elias had the best performance with an 89-86-175 score. Wesleyan finished 24th of the 24 attending teams with a 752 total. Williams won the title with a 607 score.
Wesleyan headed to Bowdoin Sat.-Sun., Sept. 28-29 for the annual NESCAC Qualifier. There Andrick was the low Cardinal with an 84-85-169 score as he tied for 37th among the 50 entrants. Wesleyan placed 10th of 10 with a 724 team score as Middlebury took the title with a 595 score. The Panthers will be joinced by Trinity, Amherst and Williams in the spring NESCAC Championship.
Wesleyan closed out the fall schedule at the New England Championship in Brewster, Mass., Sun. and Mon., Oct. 27 and 28. Andrick paced the team with an 84-84-168 total, tying him for 131st of 189 entrants. Next was Marvick with an 87-93-180 score. Rounding out the Cardinals' entries was O'Keeffe (95-89-184) and Niall Devaney '16 (98-90-188). With a 720 team total score, Wesleyan placed 37th of 38 squads.
The next action for the Cardinals comes up in the spring.