Golf Looks For Continued Success at UConn Event
THACA, N.Y. — The golf team will wrap up the fall portion of its schedule over Fall Break when it competes in the upcoming UConn Invitational at GreatHorse. The Big Red played in tournaments during three consecutive September weekends, culminating with a tie for second place in its last time out at The Quechee Club Collegiate Challenge, hosted by Dartmouth, from Sept. 22-23 at the Eastern Vermont resort's Lakeland Course. Cornell had three individual finishers in the top 10, including senior (Jack) Tianyi Cen'sthird consecutive year in that tier atop the field. He was tied for eighth alongside teammate Charlie Dubiel, and Mike May was just one stroke behind and tied for 10th. With seven of his eight rounds to date at 74 or better, Dubiel (73.38) has a slim advantage on Cen (73.50) for the team lead in stroke average. Jack Casler (74.25) ranks third, bolstering by his tied for second individually at the season-opening Alex Lagowitz Memorial Invitational at Colgate. This will be the third consecutive year the Big Red is in the field at Connecticut's annual fall home tournament. Cornell has enjoyed success in its previous trips to what used to be named the Connecticut Cup, finishing third in 2016 and second in 2017 behind medalist Mike Graboyes'18. But those tournaments were held at Ellington Ridge Country Club in the Nutmeg State, while this year's event will remain 54 holes but shift north of the border to be contested at GreatHorse in Hampden, Mass., just east of Springfield. One round is scheduled for each of Sunday, Monday and Tuesday on the par-72 track that features more than 200 bunkers and can stretch all the way to 7,600 yards. Thirteen teams are in the field this year, with Cornell joined by Bryant, Colgate, Connecticut, Fairfield, Hartford, Lafayette, Lehigh, LIU Brooklyn, Rider, Sacred Heart, Saint Peter's and Siena. Connecticut (864) held off a late charge from Cornell (870) for the team title last year. Beyond Graboyes' individual crown, the Big Red's next-best finishers were Cen and May in a tie for 24th. May finished eighth the year prior.