April 20, 2008

Bears Place 8th At Ivy Championship

April 20, 2008

Absecon, New Jersey - The difficult Galloway National Golf Club got the best of the Bears at the Ivy League Men's Golf Championship, as Brown finishing eighth with a three-round total of 952 on rounds of 305, 321 and 326. Despite the eighth place finish, senior Larry Haertel tied an Ivy League record by earning All-Ivy honors for the third time.

Columbia claimed the team title by nine shots on a blustery day, shooting a three-day 900 to outpace Yale (909), Penn (916), Cornell (933), Dartmouth (939) and Brown (952).

Haertel finished second in the tournament with rounds of 67-75-79--221 at the par-71 Galloway National course. His three-round 221 was just two shots off the individual pace, and his first round four-under par 67 was a new course record. Haertel won the Ivy title in 2006 and has now placed second the last two years.

Junior Conor Malloy, an All-Ivy selection a year ago, placed 19th individually with rounds of 73-78-83--234. Junior Chris Hoffman recorded scores of 80-83-80 to finish 30th, while sophomore John Giannuzzi shot 87-85-84--256 to place 39th individually. Senior Ryan Larson also scored for the Bears, finishing 40th with scores of 85-88-84--257.

Brown will complete its 2006 spring season next week, April 25, at the Northeast Invitational.