May 3, 2011
Men's Golf Finished Its Spring Slate
Overall Record: 0-1
Scoreboard: 4th of 7, Patriot League Championship, Annapolis, Md., 4/30-5/1
Schedule: Season has ended.
- The Holy Cross men's golf team completed the 2010-2011 season on a high note, placing fourth at the 2011 Patriot League Championship this past weekend. The team beat out Bucknell, Lehigh and Colgate and tied the best finish in program history, previously earned by the 2008 squad. Two Crusaders also earned All-Conference honors as sophomore Steve Zychowski (Mendham, N.J.) placed fourth and was named to the first team while fellow sophomore Michael McCarthy (Tolland, Conn.) was named to the second team with a 10th place finish.
- This was the first time that Holy Cross has had two players named to All-League teams in consecutive seasons over the team's history in the Patriot League Championship. Both Zychowski and McCarthy earned respective first and second team honors as freshman last season. Zyckowski improved his placement as he finished fifth last season while McCarthy tied for 10th last year, the same as 2011.
- Zychowski finishes as the team's top individual performer on the season. He averaged a team-low 74.5 stokes in 22 rounds played. He shot a low-round of 70 three times, including the last round of the Patriot League Championship. He also led the team individually in six events, including four of the last five outings. He improved his average strokes by almost three from his freshman season, where he averaged 77.2 strokes.
- McCarthy, who led the team in average strokes last season, ranked second on the team this season with a 76.9 average. He marked a season-low round of 71 at the Patriot League Championship, which tied his career low from last season. He led the team in one event season, scoring a 150 at the Northeast Invitational.
- The golf team will say goodbye to six senior golfers this season; Colin Andrade (Assonet, Mass.), James Burokas (Brant Rock, Mass.), Tim McGovern (Oradell, N.J.), Mitch Sumner (Milton, Mass.), John Weber (Branford, Conn.) and James Widman (Middlebury, Conn.). All six have played an important part on the golf team.
- Andrade leaves after scoring the lowest round posted by any Crusader in the last two seasons as he shot a 68 at the 2010 New England Championship. He also earned first team All-New England honors last season and averaged a career-low 77.4 strokes as a junior. He played in every round on record this season and led the team in two events and in a career total of seven events. He finished his four years with a strokes average of 79.