CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Following the success of the inaugural golf outing in 2013, MIT’s Department of Athletics, Recreation and Physical Education (DAPER) returned to the links for a second outing on May 19 on a breezy, but sunny afternoon. An enthusiastic contingent teed off on the Pete Dye designed Pound Ridge Golf Club in Pound Ridge, New York, one of the top courses in the New York City area, to help raise funds in support of DAPER’s broad based programming.
When the teams returned after completing their rounds on the challenging layout, the group gathered at the pavilion that overlooks the course. After dinner, awards were handed out to the top teams and closest to the pin and long drive winners. Three of the four members of the winning group from last year returned to Pound Ridge and, for the second consecutive year, walked away with another win under their belts. The group, composed of David Tohir ’79, Brian Tohir, Frank Granito and Christopher Swift, fired an impressive nine-under, 63 to claim top honors. One of this year’s newcomers, the foursome of Thor Cheyne, Patricia Cheyne, John Papa and Sara Papa made it a close race, finishing just one shot behind at 64.
MIT’s head football coach Chad Martinovich, who sank a hole-in-one on his final shot on #15 last year, defended his closest to the pin on that same hole this year. Swift was the other closest to the pin champion, getting his winner on #4. The two long drive winners on #8 were David Tohir ’79 and Patricia Cheyne.
Owned and developed by MIT alumnus Ken Wang ’71, the Pound Ridge Golf Club is the only Pete Dye course in the NYC area and it ranked among the top public courses by both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.