Last Sunday, more than 20 teams competed in the HBS Golf Club’s inter-section spring tournament held at Bradford Country Club, a daily-fee championship course designed by architect Brian Silva. Teams of four (organized by section) played a team scramble format and were required to play each team members’ drive at least twice. Despite the persistent drizzle and the slow greens, the HBS golfers played the course well.
Justin Crandall (NA), Felipe Dawes (NA), Michael Mahoney (NA) and Alison Miller (NA) shot particularly well from the tees to win the competition at eight strokes under par. As the men were required to hit from the championship tees and the women from the regular men’s tees, speculation abounded that this rule was intended to contain Alison Miller, who nonetheless proved to be a powerful force even when driving the longer distances. Crandall commented that the team’s short game could have been better, but overall, that, he was pleased with their performance.
An NI team and a second team representing NA both finished the tournament at four strokes below par, tying for second place. Comprised of Carey Jaros, Benjamin Kleban, Kevin O’Brien, and Owen Stockdale, the NI team also played the long greens well. Neil Desai, James Hobson, Ross Revenaugh and Chris Ristau made up the NA team. Revenaugh commented, “Our team started slow, and missed a lot of makeable puts on the front nine, but we closed strong on the back”. To break the tie, the teams’ scores on the most difficult hole were compared, and the second prize was awarded to NA.
In other awards, Jeremy Lynch (NB) won the Men’s Longest Drive and Carey Jaros (NI) hit the longest drive among the women.
Wang remarked ” HBS
Golf Club Co-presidents Conrad Wang (NB) and Ryan Perry (NE) organized the tournament. “Thanks to all for participating in our Spring tournament, we hope that you had fun in spite of the monsoon…”