Tartans Take Second at Vulcan Invitational

Tartans Take Second at Vulcan Invitational

(BELLE VERNON, Pa.) – The Carnegie Mellon University golf team competed in the one-day, 36-hole, Vulcan Invitational hosted by California University of Pennsylvania at the Cedarbrook Golf Course, Saturday, April 19.  The Tartans carded team scores of 318 and 301 to finish second out of seven teams with a 619.

The host, Vulcans, shot a two round score of 610 (311-299) to win their home event by nine strokes over the Tartans. California freshman Alex Patricio won a three-hole playoff over Hunter Bagiatis of Washington & Jefferson to earn medalist honors with a two round score of 149.

Senior Ian Bangor (Moon Township, Pa./Sewickley Academy) and freshman George Qian (Bettendorf, Iowa/Montverde Academy) tied for ninth individually with a 154.  Bangor carded an opening round of 81 before ended the day with a one-over par 73.  Qian fired back-to-back rounds of 77.

Sophomore Ben DuCarme (McMurray, Pa./Canon-McMillan) finished a stroke back with a 155 (79-76) while junior Cameron Low (Los Angeles, Calif./Windward) was a stroke behind DuCarme with a 156 (81-75). Freshman Ryan Karbowicz (Avon, Conn.) played in the fifth spot for the Tartans on Saturday and ended the day with a 170 (84-86).

Carnegie Mellon had one individual enter the invitational, as Justin Fischler (Avon, Conn.) had rounds of 82 and 80 to finish with a 162.

The Tartans will conclude their regular season on Wednesday, April 30 when they host the annual Carnegie Mellon Invitational.  Play will begin at 10:00 a.m. at Longue Vue Country Club.