Golfers Travel to New Haven To Vie for Eastern Supremacy
Will the golf team's hot streak carry it through to the Ivy League and Eastern championships? Will Quinn Smith be able to equal his sub-par round of 71 scored last week? Can the University of Pennsylvania's golf machine be stopped?
These questions (and others like them) will be answered this weekend as the Harvard golf team heads to Yale for the Eastern championships match--a contest which will also decide the Ivy League winner.
Penn is clearly the favorite, with cross state rival Penn State another strong competitor. Under Robert Hays, who is in his 26th year as coach, the Quakers have run up a 14-1 record.
Sophomore Vince Scarpetta is the team's ace. In the first six matches of the year, he averaged an amazing 69.6 per outing. The team as a whole has also turned in a number of impressive showings. In two consecutive meets early in the year against Villanova and La Salle, the Quakers posted scores of 368--an average of 73.5 per player.
The Crimson goes into the weekend encouraged by strong victories over Northeastern and Holy Cross earlier in the week. Against the Crusaders, Smith and captain Skip Kistner posted 76's to lead the squad.
"I think we can win at Yale," Kistner said after the Holy Cross victory. He cited the similarity of the Yale course to Harvard's home course in Concord as a factor working in favor of the Crimson.
Making the trip to Yale, besides Kistner and Quinn, are Skip Barry, Andy Marks and Greater Boston Champion Terry Wynne.