Golf Team Kills Holy Cross In Preparation for Easterns
Harvard's golf team won its second match of the week yesterday, over-whelming Holy Cross by 28 strokes in what Skip Kistner, the team's captain, called "our most impressive victory all year."
"We just seem to play either really well or really badly at Concord--it's that kind of course," Kistner said yesterday, "and today we played really well."
All five of the Crimson's scores were below 80 for the par-71 course.
"And it was raining, don't forget," Kistner said gleefully.
Holy Cross placed second in last fall's Easterns, and came into yesterday's match boasting a 7-1 record. The Crimson's unexpectedly lopsided victory should provide a psychological boost towards the Easterns this weekend at Yale.
With matches with Trinity and MIT remaining, the golfers' new record of 7-4 represents as many victories as they won all last year.
"I think we can win at Yale," Kistner said. "Penn or Penn State should be the favorite, but I think we can pull it out. It's a tough course--a lot like Concord, in fact."
Kistner and Quinn Smith paced the Crimson with scores of 76 apiece, followed by Skip Barry at 78 and John Stoviak and Tom Backenstose at 79 each.
Only five golfers will represent Harvard at the Easterns, with the top four scores counting. Kistner, Smith and Barry will make the trip, along with Andy Marks and Greater Boston's champion Terry Wynne.