North Carolina Newspapers

Yeung wins first collegiate tournament
St Andrews men’s golf team finishes second in first annual St Andrews Invitational
Peter Galan
Asst. Editor
The St Andrews men’s
team earned their highest finish of
the year, placing second in their
home tournament, the St Andrews
Invitational, on September 29-30.
The “B” team also played for St
Andrews, garnering a tie for third.
There was much drama after 36
holes of play at the par-72
Deercroft Golf Club, because not
only did St Andrews tie Queens for
first place, meaning a one-hole
playoff was in order, but Knights
freshmen Sergej Dronov and Alvin
Yeung were tied atop the individual
leaderboard, again necessitating a
one-hole playoff. The Knights as a
team shot 300-317—617 over the
36 holes, leading after the first
round with that 300, while Queens
scored 306-311—617. Dronov
held the lead after 18 holes with the
only under-par round for the tour
nament, a one under 71, and fol
lowed it up with a 77 for a 4-over
par 148, and Yeung was 73-75 for
the same score.
The format of the team
playoff was the same as it was for
the entire tournament, just chopped
down to one hole: 5 golfers from
each team play one hole and each
team takes the lowest 4 scores out
of those five; the lowest cumula
tive team score wins the playoff.
The Knights linksmen had the
honor on the playoff hole, the 450-
yard 18th at Deercroft, so they sent
their top two golfers, Yeung and
freshman Do Ha, who shot 73-
80—153, to the tee to start the
playoff off. Both hit drives into the
rough, while Queens sent three
golfers to the tee, and subsequently
sent three balls into the fairway.
Ha made a stellar recovery to just
short of the green in two while
Yeung had to punch out to the mid
dle of the fairway. Only one of
Queens’ golfers put their second
shots on the green. Ha failed to get
down in two from his position, for
a bogey, as he chipped onto the
green and was unable to make his
par putt. Yeung fared the same,
putting his approach from 100
yards onto the green and two-put-
ting. The golfers from the Royals’
first group made par, par and
bogey, to essentially put the
Knights down by two going into
the final group.
Sophomore Graham Bell, who
posted scores of 76-83 for a 159,
hit his play-off drive into a bush
but was able to drop away from it,
so he was hitting his second onto
the green. He hit into a bunker,
blasted out, and two-putted for a
bogey. The fourth man for the
linksters, junior Josh Boucher, hit
his drive just through the fairway
and put his approach on the green.
Jon Williams, the only senior on
the team, playing in his first tour
nament of the year, hit a tremen
dous drive that ended up only 100
yards from the green and then pro
ceeded to stick it on the green. The
first to tee of for Queens put his
drive in the hazard, also requiring a
drop and stroke penalty, laid up to
65 yards and stuck his approach to
8 feet, making the putt for bogey.
However, the other Royal linksman
nailed his drive, and pured his
approach to just left of the cup. As
it stood at that point. Queens was
ahead by one, with two pars and
two bogeys in the books compared
to two bogeys for the Knights.
So it was now up to
Williams and Boucher. The
Knights, to keep any hope of win
ning the tournament alive, needed
the second Royal to three putt as
well as having both Williams and
Boucher make par or better on the
hole. As it turned out, the second
Royal did not three-putt, and when
both Boucher and Williams missed
birdie putts, the Royals clinched
the tournament.
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What’s with the Attitude?
An Editoral by Ryan
SAU President
For those of you who cut in lines in
the cafeteria, this is a message
for you.
For those of you responsible for the
growing litter problem on campus,
this is a message for you.
For those of you disrespecting your
professors, this is a message
for you.
For those of you unnecessarily
harassing the faculty and staff of
our school and home, this is a mes
sage for you.
For those of you, who live, learn,
work, and play on the grounds of
St. Andrews Presbyterian College,
this is a message for you!
It has come to my attention, and to
the attention of students, profes
sors, and administration around St.
Andrews, that there is a growing
problem with rudeness, disrespect,
pettiness, and unacceptable behav
ior in the halls, dorms and public
places throughout the campus.
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Sure, it might seem like I’m biased
or ill informed, but I’ve seen it all
with my own eyes, and heard it
with my own ears.
At first, I thought it was just the lit
tle things that were irking me: the
sleeping in class, the little cases of
vandalism throughout the dorms,
and the rolling of the eyes at
authoritative figures. Yet one by
one, the incidents became all too
ordinary and finally, at the begin
ning to the week, I decided it was
time for the silence to stop.
For the first issue addressed above,
it’s a very simple solution - Wait in
line! I don’t care what kind of
hurry you’re in, or if you’re buddy
is waiting for you ahead. We aren’t
standing in a line for your enter
tainment; you want the nuggets,
get behind me. If I see anyone
skipping the line, you will be hear
ing my voice from this day
On the next note, whom reading
this paper has ever heard of a trash-
can? Very good, I thought so. If
we all work together, we can get
the papers and bottles and crap off
the ground and into its proper
place. If there isn’t one nearby, be
strong and brave and carry it one
hundred feet to the nearest one.
Just an FYI, when you brag to your
friends that you slept through class,
skipped your test, and didn’t do
your homework, that is a prime
choice of ignorance. Why are you
here? One day 1 was in math and
figured out the approximate cost
for every class we attend or don’t
attend - between $55 - $75. This
might be a pet peeve of mine, but
falling asleep in front of your pro
fessors is very rude and disrespect
ful. It’s a wonder that so many pro
fessors put with it in class. Drink
some coffee, get more sleep, smack
yourself, just do whatever it takes

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