Men’s Golf Places Second at O'Briant-Jensen; Tan Ties School Record with a 67

Men’s Golf Places Second at O'Briant-Jensen; Tan Ties School Record with a 67

(GREENSBORO, N.C.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team, ranked 25th nationally, finished play at the O'Briant-Jensen Memorial hosted by Guilford College at the Sedgefield Country Club - Dye Course in Greensboro, North Carolina on Tuesday afternoon. The Tartans carded a 283 and placed second in the 20-team field with a 36-hole score of 581 (298-283) on the par 71, 6,822-yard course. The team score of 283 on Tuesday is the second lowest round in program history and tied for the lowest round at the two-day Memorial.

Methodist University, 11-time NCAA Division III National Champions, won the O'Briant-Jensen Memorial Golf Tournament, finishing one-stroke better than the Tartans with a 580 after carding back-to-back rounds of 290.

Junior Patrick Tan (Vancouver, British Columbia/Prince of Wales Secondary) tied the lowest round in program history on Tuesday after carding a career-best round of four-under par 67. Tan recorded four birdies and 14 pars on Tuesday. The junior improved 11 strokes from Monday's round to finish with a 145 (78-67), which tied him for fourth in a field of 114 golfers. Tan's round of 67 was also the lowest round turned in at the 36-hole event.

Freshman Jason Li (Sewickley, Pa./Sewickley Academy) carded a one-under 70 in the second round and finished with a 147 (77-70), as he placed in a tie for 13th with senior Nikhil Mohan (Bangalore, India/Canadian International School). Mohan carded a 74 Tuesday after firing a 73 on Monday.

Junior Austin Lin (Los Gatos, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) improved eight strokes in round two on Tuesday and carded a one-over par 72. Lin ended play with a 152 (80-72) while his round of 72 on Tuesday tied his collegiate-best. Freshman Trevor Arashiro (Honolulu, Hawaii/Iolani) ended the event with a 152 (70-82).

The Tartans had one individual enter the invitational, as senior Adrian Del Bosque (Monterrey, Mexico/IMG Academy) carded rounds of 74 and 79 to finish with a153.

The Tartans will be off until the spring with their first competition coming at the University Athletic Association Championships March 12-13 in Palm Coast, Florida, at Hammock Beach Resort on the Conservatory Course.