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Men's Golf Finishes 5th at Ivy League Championships

Pictured: Tony Grillo

Louis Amira '11

SPRINGFIELD, N.J. – This week the Harvard Men's Golf Team traveled to Springfield, NJ to play the historic Lower Course at Baltusrol Golf Club.  Baltusrol has played host to numerous major championships including several USGA championships and, most recently, the 2005 PGA Championship.  We were treated to a great experience for the Ivy Championship as the course was in perfect condition to host the year's most important event.

The first round saw the Harvard Men jump out to a hard-fought 5 shot lead anchored by Tony Grillo '12 and Greg Shuman '10 with a 72 and 74 respectively.  The team was rounded out by Mark Pollak '12, Louis Amira '11, and Danny Mayer '10 with a 75, 76 and 77.  Harvard was the only team able to break 300 in the opening round, a testament to the length and condition of the course.

As the overnight leaders, the team was anxious to get the second round underway on the 7,100 yard par 70 layout.  Unable to regain its first round form, Harvard struggled to a second round of 303 falling to 4th place overall, only 4 strokes out of the lead.  Grillo followed up his first round 72 with a steady 71 which was good enough for 2nd place in the individual standings—2 shots behind UPenn's Scotty Williams.  Amira posted another 76 followed by Pollak's 77, a great score while fighting off a stomach bug.

Mother Nature provided additional challenges on Sunday with scattered showers and 50 degree temperatures throughout the day, a stark contrast to the 70's and sunshine of the previous two days.  As the last round of the final tournament on the schedule, the final round proved to be the bookend for almost all of the seniors in the field.  Harvard's pair of seniors had some memorable moments in their final outing with H Golf including a terrific opening birdie for Greg Shuman and a highlight-reel up-and-down for Danny Mayer on the final hole. The team posted 303 for the final round and finished with a 3-day total of 903 for a disappointing 5th place finish.  Columbia played arguably their best tournament of the year and earned a sur! prise victory finishing three strokes ahead of Yale. 

Individually, Tony Grillo finished one stroke away from First-Team All Ivy honors with a final-round 75.  Mark Pollak also earned Second-Team All Ivy tying for 10th place overall.

The team would like to thank the Ivy League staff, the members and staff of Baltusrol Golf Club and the Friends of Harvard Golf for their unbelievable support throughout the year.  We wish the four outgoing seniors – Greg Shuman, Peter Singh, Nick Moseley and captain Danny Mayer -- continued success both on and off the links.

           Par:        70   70   70               Daily Low Round

           Yardage:  7066 7066 7066             Daily Leader     Both

Fin Team                     Scores

   1 Columbia University      309  287  294    890   +50

   2 Yale University          302  297  294    893   +53

   3 Pennsylvania, U. of      305  293  300    898   +58

   4 Dartmouth College        305  300  297    902   +62

   5 Harvard University       297  303  303    903   +63

   6 Cornell University       308  295  312    915   +75

   7 Princeton University     313  302  306    921   +81

   8 Brown University         323  306  309    938   +98

 

 Fin  Name                  School      Scores

T  1  Clark Granum          Columbia     75   72   67    214    +4

T  1  Scott Williams        Penn         72   69   73    214    +4

   3  Tom McCarthy          Yale         76   71   69    216    +6

T  4  Jake Skinner          Princeton    77   72   68    217    +7

T  4  Peter Williamson      Dartmouth    73   74   70    217    +7

   6  Tony Grillo           Harvard      72   71   75    218    +8

T  7  Brendan Doyle         Columbia     78   71   76 &nbs! p;  225   +15

T  7  Chance Pipitone       Penn         76   74   75    225   +15

T  7  Michael Yiu           Columbia     77   73   75!     225   +15

T 10  Brad Kushner          Yale         75   80   71    226   +16

T 10  Mark Pollak           Harvard      75   77   74    226   +16

T 10  Robert Cronheim       Cornell      76   75   75    226   +16

T 13  Ben Wescoe            Yale         74   72   81    227   +17

T 13  Davis Mullany         Dartmouth    79   76   72    227   +17

T 13  Matthew Jaye          Cornell      75   70   82    227   +17

T 16  Dave Putney           Dartmouth    73   77   78    228   +18

T 16  Justin Lee            Columbia     79   71   78    228   +18

T 16  Kevin Huntington      Penn         78   79   71    228   +18

  19  Brandon Marick        Yale         77   74   78    229   +19

T 20  Greg Shuman           Harvard      74   79   77    230   +20

T 20  Gregory Stamas        Princeton    76   78   76    230   +20

  22  Colin St. Maxens      Penn         79   72   81    232   +22

T 23  Danny Mayer           Harvard      77   79   77    233   +23

T 23  Eric Salazar          Princeton    77   74   82    233   +23

T 23  Ford Fischer          Columbia     80   77   76    233   +23

T 23  James Pleat           Dartmouth    80   76   77    233   +23

T 27  Jack Mylott           Brown        82   76   76    234   +24

T 27  John Dean             Cornell      78   73   83    234   +24

  29  Michael Amato         Brown        81   76   78    235   +25

  30  J.D. Ardell           Brown        82   79   76    237   +27

T 31  Dan Bosse             Cornell      88   77   75    240   +30

T 31  John Giannuzzi        Brown        78   77   85    240   +30

T 33  Carson Weinand        Yale         85   80   76    241   +31

T 33  Patrick Wasserman     Princeton    83   78   80    241   +31

  35  Chris Williams        Brown        86   77   79    242   +32

T 36  Drew Baity            Cornell      79   84   80    243   +33

T 36  Ross Merrill          Penn         84   78   81    243   +33

  38  Evan Harmeling        Princeton    88   82   88    258   +48

 DNF  Louis Amira           Harvard      76   76   -