April 22, 2007

Bears Take Second At Ivy League Golf Championship

April 22, 2007

Galloway, NJ - The Brown men's golf team earned its best finish ever at the Ivy League Championship, earning a second place finish with a three-round 914 (306, 303, 305) at the par-71 Galloway National Golf Club. Brown's previous best finish came just one year ago when the Bears placed third.

Junior Larry Haertel (Greenwich, CT), the defending Ivy League individual champion, turned in a spectacular performance, but came up one shot short of defending his title, finishing second with a three-round 221 on scores of 72-76-73. He earned first team All-Ivy honors for the second straight season.

Bears' sophomore Conor Malloy (Rye, NY) also had a big tournament for the Bears, earning first team All-Ivy honors for the first time in his career by finishing sixth overall. He carded a three-round 224 (77-71-76), with his second round 71 accounting for the best second round score in the field.

Head coach Mike Harbour's team came up 10 shots short of first place Penn (904), who won their first Ivy title. After second-place Brown, Columbia finished third (921), followed by Yale (927), Harvard (931), Princeton (934), Dartmouth (934) and Cornell (948).

Freshman John Giannuzzi (Wellesley, MA) established himself as a solid player for the future, finishing 13th overall with a three round 231 on scores of 75-78-78. Sophomore Chris Hoffman (Solon, OH) came in at 241 for the Bears (82, 78, 81), while Aaron Telch (Palo Alto, CA) shot a three-round 241, shooting scores of 83-81-78.

The Bears will wrap-up their 2007 season next Saturday, April 28, at the URI Invitational, held at the Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.