Upping his career figures to 46 rounds in the 70s out of 53 total rounds played, Pete Taylor '12 (photo) posted a 76-72-148 score to finish in a tie for 11th among 50 entrants during the annual NESCAC Fall Qualifier, this year hosted by Wesleyan on its home course at Lyman Orchards Golf Course in Middlefield, Conn. Taylor's score was just four-over-par while the medalist, Jack Palley of Trinity, came through with a 71-71-142 total, two-under-par. As a team, the Cardinals had their best two-day total of the year with a 646 score but it wasn't good enough to defeat any of their talented NESCAC rivals as Wesleyan placed 10th of the 10 squads. In his four NESCAC qualifiers, Taylor has finished no lower than 11th and received his fourth consecutive all-NESCAC honor, this time on the second team. He has twice been first team and twice now on the second team.
Over his eight rounds this year, Taylor has averaged a mere 75 strokes a round. Ranking second on the Cardinal squad at NESCACs was Ryan Marvick '14 with an 82-80-162 score. Right behind with an 84-80-164 was AJ Ferraro '12. Rounding out Wesleyan's five-man squad were Nick Botticelli '13 and Tom Salah '12, who both had a 174 total.
The Cardinals close out the fall campaign in the New England Championship in Brewster, Mass. Mon./Tues., Oct. 17/18.