|Golf Team in Full Swing at Kenyon|
by Channing Joseph
Oberlin menís golf team ended with a 15th place finish last
Saturday, April 6, at the Kenyon Cup Invitational in Gambier, Ohio.
The showing was the first time that a team from Oberlin had
participated in a varsity golf competition in nearly three decades.
Yet despite the somewhat disappointing placing and some
understandable complaints about the weather, there seems to remain a
well of optimism for the teamís future progress.
First-year player Tom King said, ďThe first day the weather
was not exactly ideal. It actually snowed. I could have played
better, but there were things in my swing that I liked, so hopefully
I will be able to do better. As a whole team, we kind of struggled.
We only had one decent round out of all of us, but again, given the
conditions, it could have been worse. With the team we have, we will
be able to recover.Ē
Sophomore Ed Geschke, of Victoria,
Australia, led the way with a score of 87 in the first round, 77 in
the second, and a total of 164, finishing the competition in 43rd
place. Behind him, the second best players during the invitational
were teammates King and senior Aditya Malkani, who tallied 90 and 87
in the first round, with 85 and 88 in the second, respectively
totaling 175 each.
Rounding out the team roster were first-year
Prithvi Reddy and senior Osman Rana, who racked up totals of 203 and
Next up for the menís golf team is the Wooster
Invitational, to be held in Wooster, Ohio, on Friday, April