NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Junior James Widman (Middlebury, Conn.) marked a two round score of 152, leading the Holy Cross men’s golf team individually for the first time this season and helping the squad to an eighth place finish at the Yale Spring Open, held at Yale University’s Golf Club in New Haven, Conn. Widman’s score of 152 placed him in a tie for 26th individually. As a team, the Crusaders finished with 613 strokes for the two-day event.
Holy Cross was in 11th place after Saturday’s first round as junior Colin Andrade (Assonet, Mass.) marked a score of 74 to lead the team, tying for 14th. Andrade would withdraw from the second round, however. Widman marked a 77 in the first round and came back with a team-low score of 75 in the second to finish with the team’s top performance. Freshman Robert Machado (Miami, Fla.), playing for the first time this spring, tallied career bests with rounds of 78 and 76 to place second on the team and in a tie for 33 individually with a final score of 154. Fellow freshman Mike McCarthy (Tolland, Conn.) and Steve Zychowski (Mendham, N.J.) would round out the team’s performances with final scores of 155 and 157 respectively.
Host Yale won the open with 582 strokes. Central Connecticut’s Justin Hughes won the individual title with a two-round score of 141.
The Crusaders are next in action on Wednesday, April 7 at the Lou Flumere Invitational. Tee time is set for 9:00 a.m. in Stow, Mass.