UR men’s golf placed second of 17 at the Hershey Cup, played on April 3 and 4 at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, PA.
Rochester finished in 589 strokes, just seven more than winners Wittenberg University. Junior Brendan Frain had a strong weekend, finishing fifth overall with a score of 145. Senior Lewis Raboy was not far behind at 146, good enough for a sixth-place tie in the individual standings.
The YellowJackets had a promising first round, ending the first of two days in third place with 298 strokes. The team showed incredible consistency on both days, and also benefited from warmer and sunnier weather on the second. Four golfers had a negative split between their two rounds, with second-day scores better than the day prior. Notably, first-year Gary Pan cut an impressive seven strokes from his first round score in round two to finish his performance at 151.
Also representing Rochester were sophomores Kerry Wang and Tom Liu, with 151 and 153 strokes respectively. Team scoring only takes into consideration a five-person team’s best four performances, so Rochester’s sixth participant, junior Will Meinhardt, was able to enjoy some practice and finished in 163 strokes.
UR will look to continue their run of success at the Fred Kravetz Invitational, played on April 15 and 16. The event is Rochester’s only home event of the season, and one the YellowJackets have won twice in the past. “We are of course hoping to bring home a third title,” head coach Dan Wesley says, “although the competition will be very tough as always.”
If you would like to support YellowJacket athletics throughout the rest of the spring season, a full list of events can be found on the athletic calendar.