Carnegie Mellon University

Golf Team Wins UAA Championship

04-28-2009

Golf Team Wins UAA Championship

(ATLANTA, Ga.) – The Carnegie Mellon University men’s golf team won its first-ever University Athletic Association (UAA) Team Championship on Monday, April 27 after firing a 305 to finish with a two-day total of 626. The 36-hole event was hosted by Emory University at the par-71 Royal Lakes Golf and Country Club in Flowery Branch, Ga.

Golf TeamAfter carding a one-over par 72 during the opening round, junior Christopher Lee (Los Angeles, Calif./Windward) was crowned the UAA Individual Champion as he fired a 73 on day two to end the championship with a two-round score of 145. Lee becomes the third Tartan in four years to win the individual championship and just the fourth in school history.

After shooting an 81 in the opening round, freshman Michael Cheng (Woodbury, N.Y./Syosset) shot a 76 on Monday to finish tied for fifth with a score of 157, while senior Joshua Chen (Woodbridge, Conn./Amity Regional) ended with a 36-hole total Leeof 160 (78-82) to tie for 11th place.

Rounding out the Tartans’ scoring were freshman Terrence Einhorn (Greenwich, Conn./Brunswick) (74) and senior Alex Timmons (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) (88) with two-day totals of 164 and 179, respectively.

The Carnegie Mellon coaching staff was honored as Coaching Staff of the Year under the direction of Head Coach Rich Erdelyi and Assistant Coach Joe Rudman. Lee and Cheng were also named to the All-UAA first team while Chen found a spot on the second team. Lee and Cheng become the eighth and ninth Tartans to be named to the first team in the 22-year history of the UAA.

Final Team Scores:
Carnegie Mellon – 626
#15 Emory – 629
Rochester – 631
New York – 633
Brandeis – 666

Above is the Carnegie Mellon men's golf team. At right is junior Christopher Lee.

Mark Fisher