(APOLLO, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team hosted the 36-hole Carnegie Mellon Fall Shootout on Saturday and Sunday, September 16-17 at The Links at Spring Church in Apollo, Pennsylvania. The Tartans carded a school record two-round total of 570 (284-286) to win the 10-team event on the 6,516-yard, par-70 course.
Senior Nikhil Mohan (Bangalore, India/Canadian International School) tied his career-best round with back-to-back rounds of even par 70 to finish with a 140. Mohan tied for the top spot on the leaderboard and then lost the one-hole playoff to Allegheny's Louis Olsakovsky. Freshman Jason Folker (Lake Forest, Ill.) opened his collegiate career with back-to-back round of one-over par 71 to end the shootout tied for third with a 142.
Freshman Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) finished a stroke behind Folker with a 143 (73-70) after carding a round of even par on Sunday afternoon to place tied for fifth. Senior Adrian Del Bosque (Monterrey, Mexico/IMG Academy) carded a 150 (75-75) while junior Patrick Tan (Vancouver, British Columbia/Prince of Wales Secondary) finished the event with a 154 (70-84). Tan's opening round of even par 70 was a career-best round for the junior.
Carnegie Mellon enter a' B' and 'C' Team into the shootout with both shooting a 605 to tie for seventh. The 'B' Team carded rounds of 308 and 297 while the 'C' Team fired rounds of 305 and 300.
The 'B' Team was led by junior Austin Lin (Los Gatos, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) with a 146 (74-72). His round of 72 on Sunday was a career-best. Freshman Derek Li (Hillsborough, N.J./Hillsborough) shot a 151 (81-70), freshman David Wang (Shanghai, China/Shanghai American School) shot a 154 (77-77), junior Adrian Berger (Los Angeles, Calif./Harvard-Westlake) carded a 155 (77-78) and junior Nicholas Moreno (Hawthorne, Calif./Windward School) shot a 160 (80-80).
The 'C' Team was led by freshman Trevor Arashiro (Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani), as he carded a one-under par 69 on Sunday and finished the 36-hole event with a 146 (77-69). Freshman Aryan Chordia (Dubai, UAE/Jumeriah College) entered the clubhouse with a 151 (76-75) while freshman Aaron Silverstein (Fairfax, Calif./Sir Francis Drake) (74-X) and freshman Ben Huber (Hampton, Pa.) (78-X) both shot a 154. Silverstein shot rounds of 74 and 80, as Huber carded rounds of 78 and 76. Freshman Jay Milch (Mount Kisco, N.Y./Fox Lane) shot a 166 (82-84) and freshman Jesse Keck (Germantown, Tenn./Houston) ended with a 171 (89-82).
Carnegie Mellon will next compete at the Gordin Invitational held at the Deleware Golf Club in Deleware, Ohio, on October 1-2.