Anderson and Thomson go 1-2 to lead UM to second place at Macdonald Cup

Anderson and Thomson go 1-2 to lead UM to second place at Macdonald Cup

09/26/2021 17:48:00

// Tom Wywrot

With a final round of 290, Michigan was second at the Yale Macdonald Cup with a total of 850 in two days.
” Second year Will anderson won medalist honors with a career low of 204 (-6). He is the first Wolverine to win an event in almost two years.
” First-year student Thomson Hunter followed Anderson, tied as the medal finalist with a career-low 207 (-3).
»Play as an individual, second year Jude kim tied for sixth with a career low of 211 (+1).

To place: New Haven, Connecticut.
Course: Yale Golf Course (Par 70, 6,795 yards)
Tournament: Macdonald Cup (Day 2 of 2)
UM team ranking: 2nd place of 14 teams (284-276-290 / 850)
Top individual MU: Will anderson, 1st place (66-68-70 / 204, -6)
Next Unified Messaging Event: Sat-Mon, Oct 2-4 – at Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate (Sugar Grove, Ill.)

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut. – With a 1-2 corn and second year blue finish Will anderson and first year student Thomson Hunter In addition to a closing 290-team final, the University of Michigan men’s golf team recorded a total of 850 holes of 54 holes on Sunday (September 26) to finish second at the Yale Macdonald Cup on the Yale golf course.

After a third place opener at the Island Resort Intercollegiate, the Wolverines have finished two in a row in the top five with second place at Yale. This is the first time UM has finished two in a row in the top five teams since 2019 and the first consecutive top three since 2016.

With a career low of 66 (-4) by Anderson and 71 (+1) from Thomson leading UM to an opening team total of 284 (+4), the Wolverines came in second after the first 18 behind host Yale. As Thomson countered Anderson’s opening total with a career low of 66 (-4), Anderson added a 68 (-2), while the graduate students Brendan O’Reilly and Charlie pilon added 71s (+1), UM remained second (560, E) after the first day after a 276 (-4) – the ninth lowest team total in program history.

Lowering his career-best 54-hole total of 12 shots, Anderson won his first college event with a total of 204 (-6). He is the first Wolverine to win medal honors since 2019, when Pilon won the 2019 Royal Oaks Intercollegiate. Leading the tournament with 12 birdies, Anderson topped the field with a par 3 (2.83) score, posting rounds of 66 (-4), 68 (-2) and 70 (E).

After lowering his career record by 11 strokes, Thomson followed Anderson’s lead at Yale golf course with 11 birdies to post a total of 207 (-3) and tied as a finalist with Brian Ma of Harvard. Anderson and Thomson’s 1-2 result is the best of a Wolverine pair since former UM All-American Kyle Mueller and Pilon tied for medals of honor at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate 2018.

Play as an individual, second year Jude kim helped UM put three Wolverines in the top 10 as he tied for sixth with a career low of 211 (+1) – 14 strokes better than his previous total of 54 holes, the best in career, which took place at the opening of the Island Resort Intercollégial season. With 11 birdies, Kim opened with his career first round under-70 at 69 (-1), followed by a second with his 67 (-3) in the second round. Closing with a 75, he scored his first career top 10.

Rounding out the Wolverines by starting five, O’Reilly recorded his second consecutive top 25, tied for 21st with a total of 219, while the seniors Patrick sullivan 29th tied with 211. Pilon closed the UM score tied for 44th (225).

Building on the momentum from the first two fall events, UM returns to tournament competition heading Sugar Grove, Ill. For the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate in northern Illinois. The three-day, 54-hole event will take place Saturday through Monday (October 2-4), at the tough Rich Harvest Farms, which was the host site for the 2018 NCAA Finals.

Final team ranking

 1. Yale              274-282-290 = 846 (+6)
 2. MICHIGAN          284-276-290 = 850
 3. Harvard           285-283-290 = 858
 4. St. John's        296-287-292 = 875
 5. Penn              294-295-287 = 876
 6. Princeton         296-283-300 = 879
 7. Dartmouth         294-295-291 = 880
 8. Fairfield         291-300-294 = 885
 9. Hartford          292-297-302 = 891
    St. Bonaventure   293-298-300 = 891
11. Bucknell          297-296-301 = 894
12. Colgate           301-293-301 = 895
13. Fordham           296-295-308 = 899
14. Cornell           293-293-315 = 901

Best people

 1. WILL ANDERSON, U-M                   66-68-70 = 204 (-6)
 2. HUNTER THOMSON, U-M                  71-66-70 = 207
    Brian Ma, Harvard                    70-70-67 = 207
 4. Blake Brantley, Yale                 70-68-70 = 208*
 5. Christian Chapman, St. Bonaventure   67-71-72 = 210
 6. JUDE KIM, U-M                        69-67-75 = 211*
    Gabriel Ruiz, Yale                   70-70-71 = 211
    Teddy Zinsner, Yale                  67-71-73 = 211
 9. Jason Liu, Dartmouth                 68-73-72 = 213
    Mark Haghani, Penn                   71-73-69 = 213

Other Michigan people

T21. Brendan O'Reilly   73-71-75 = 219
T29. Patrick Sullivan   74-72-75 = 221
T44. Charlie Pilon      77-71-77 = 225

* playing as individual


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