Pete Taylor '12 (photo) tied his career-best two-day tournament score with a 71-71-142 (even par) performance during the Trinity College Invitational Sat.-Sun., Sept. 11-12, to secure medal honors by a two-stroke margin. In total, eight teams and 40 individuals competed in the event including defending NESCAC tournament winner and host Trinity. The event was held at Pine Valley Golf Course in Southington on Saturday and Shuttle Meadow Country Club in Kensington on Sunday, both par-71 courses.
Taylor turned in an identical 71-71-142 score during the Williams College Invitational last fall. Over his 34 rounds of golf since arriving at Wesleyan in 2008, Taylor has posted 31 rounds in the 70s with a low of 71. His three rounds over 70 have been scores of 80, 81 and 81. Taylor earned all-NESCAC second-team honors in both 2008 and 2009.
As a team, Wesleyan posted a score of 641, placing the Cardinals seventh of the eight schools in attendance at the Trinity Invitational. Babson won with a 599 total, followed by Manhattanville (608), Amherst (611) and Trinity (612).
Also contributing the Wesleyan's team score was Hawaii native Ryan Marvick '14 with an 84-77-161 score, placing him 27th. A.J. Ferraro '12 was 30th with an 86-82-168 total. Charlie Alderman's '11 round of 86 contributed to Wesleyan's score on Saturday while Dan DeRienzo '11 had an 84 to round out the Cardinals' scoring on Sunday.
Wesleyan will return to action Sat., and Sun., Sept. 18-19, with a trip to Middlebury for the annual Duke Nelson Invitational.