The Brandeis golf team had two tournaments this past week to finish out their fall season.
The first was the NYU/Manhattanville Invitational in Mamaroneck, N.Y. on Saturday Oct. 17 where Brandeis tied for 10th out of 12 teams.
They then went on to play in the New England Intercollegiate Golf Association (NEIGA) Championships in Brewster on Tuesday where they had one of their best showings in school history, finishing 17th overall and sixth amongst Division III schools.
Play in Mamaroneck was cut from two days to one due to inclement weather.
Charles Sacks ’11 certainly came out shining despite the rain when he had his third top-10 finish of the year with a final score of 75, just three over par.
Yet the Judges only had two finishers in the top half. Aaron Cusato ’12 shot an 81 (+9) to tie for 30th. Scott Beaulac ’12 had an 82 (+10) and ended up tied for 37th.
The final scorer for Brandeis was Lee Bloom ’10, who shot an 86 (+14) for 57th place. The Judges finished with a team score of 324 at the Invitational.
Brandeis went on to have a record showing at the NEIGA Championships just a few days later.
Cusato shot a 77 (+5) in the first round but went on to shoot an even-par 72 in the second round for an overall score of 149, finishing 18th overall and fifth in Division III. In doing so, he set a new school record for low-round score as well as for best finish.
Cusato’s score of 72 in the second round was the second lowest of any Division III competitor in the tournament and set him aside as one of just a dozen golfers to shoot par or better on the day.
Beaulac shot 78-82-160 (+16) to tie for 79th place while Sacks had 82-80-162 (+18) ad tied for 92nd.
Bloom was the final scorer for the Judges with 83-82-165 (+21) to put him in 111th place. Classmate Daniel Goldsmith was 87-92-179 (+35) and was the team’s final player.
Brandeis finished 17th thanks to a two-day score of 636. This was a spot improvement over their performance last year and was also 14 strokes lower than last year’s school record.
The Judges are not scheduled to play again until April.