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Shore shot: Junior golfer shines at Yale Open

Paced by junior Michael Shore, the Harvard men’s golf team edged Skidmore College by two strokes to capture the Yale Men’s Spring Open this past weekend (April 5-6) in New Haven, Conn. Competing against 26 schools (comprising 149 golfers), Shore shot 143 to tie for first place with Jason Thresher of Bryant University. Shore’s effort, coupled with Harvard’s 110 pars — a tournament best — helped the Crimson to rounds of 296 and 289 (585).

On the second day of competition, Harvard came from sixth place to beat out a tight pack of contenders made up of Sacred Heart University (588), Drexel (589), and Binghamton (590). Skidmore, meanwhile, shot a 287 on the second day to edge Harvard’s effort of 289, but the Crimson’s day one performance, which saw the Crimson better the Thoroughbreds by four strokes, was enough to keep Harvard ahead.

Among Ivy League schools, meanwhile, Cornell and Yale tied for seventh place overall, while Dartmouth finished in 14th place.

The team resumes play this weekend (April 12-13) at the New England Division I Championships.

Heavyweight men take first, third at California Regatta

Harvard’s heavyweight second varsity eight captured the Sharp Cabrillo Cup at the 35th annual San Diego Crew Classic this past weekend (April 5-6), while the Crimson’s varsity eight placed third in the competitive field of seven boats.

In second varsity eight action, the Crimson beat the University of Washington by two seconds with a time of 5:52.31. The reigning national champion Huskies captured the varsity eight, however, besting both Princeton (5:41.8) and Harvard (5:43.89) in a time of 5:39.9.

Harvard opens its dual racing season this Saturday (April 12) against host Brown. The two teams will race for the Stein Cup.

Ancient Eight honors freshman attacker as Rookie of the Week

Harvard lacrosse player Dean Gibbons ’11 was named rookie of the week by the Ivy League following his four-point effort in the Crimson’s 11-7 loss versus Cornell (April 5) at Gillette Stadium. The freshman attacker tallied a goal and three assists against the Big Red to match his career-high performance of four points.

Gibbons is currently second on the Crimson with 17 points. His 11 assists, meanwhile, are a team high.

— Compiled by Andrew Brooks