Columbia 288, Menlo 313
Date of competition: Friday, March 22, 2019
In a bit of a tune-up before Sunday's Desert Intercollegiate Invitational, Menlo College Men's Golf took on Columbia University in match play.
Yes, that same Columbia University from New York that is members of the Ivy League.
The Oaks put up a strong showing in the match, but they did not have enough to get past the top-heavy Columbia squad in a 313-288 final in the Oaks second match in as many weeks.
Jayrick Joseph Cadelina-Canyete was the leading man for Menlo in the match, firing a 74 to lead all Oaks, and that total was good enough for second-best among all golfers in the field. "Today was a beautiful day in La Quinta," Cadelina-Canyete reminisced. "The fourse reminded me of home: dry and the greens were really nice. I felt really comfortable out on the course and I hit a lot of shots close so I was able to get up and down with my short game." His 74 was tied with four other golfers from Columbia University, all shooting just two strokes over par.
Daniel Core was the front man for Columbia, and his round was not touched by anybody else on the entire afternoon. He shot a 66, or six strokes under par for the day, besting everybody else by at least eight strokes. Along with three of his teammates who scored 74s, that totaled the 288 that Columbia put up.
Cadelina-Canyete was followed in second on the Oaks by Te Shu Kung, who went five strokes over par for a 77 overall through 18 holes. He too was very pleased with the weather on the afternoon, stating "the course condition was amazing, especially the greens. I didn't have the best score out there, however, as I tried to come back but lost my focus on the last three holes."
The final two Oaks who counted towards the team score of 313 were Christian Ingul and Tom Field, who each shot an 81 on the day. They both had similar struggles on the day, but Field noted that he struggled hitting the greens and that led to problems with his up and downs. He was, however, able to show off some really solid driving off the tee. Vincent Fauria (83) and Douglas Burton (84) rounded out the field of Menlo golfers on the afternoon.
The weekend of golf wraps around onto Sunday and Monday as the Oaks prepare for the Desert Intercollegiate Invitational at the Golf Club at Terra Lago in Indio. The two day event will feature three rounds of golf, and the Oaks will look to build on their third place finish at the event from last year.
posted by Menlo Athletics on Mar 22, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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