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Tartans in Fourth After First Day of Tartan Invitational

Tartans in Fourth After First Day of Tartan Invitational

(LIGONIER, Pa.) - The Carnegie Mellon University men's golf team opened the first 36 holes of The Tartan Invitational on Monday with a score of 605 after carding rounds of 307 and 298 and are in fourth in a field of 15 teams. The 54-hole, two-day event is hosted by Carnegie Mellon and is being played at the historic Laurel Valley Golf Club in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, which is a par 72, 7,156-yard course.

Inside the Invitational:
Tournament Standing: 4th of 15 Teams
Tournament Leader(s): Methodist (589 (301-288))
Location: Laurel Valley Golf Club | Ligonier, Pa.
Par/Yardage: 72/7,168

How it Happened:

  • Sophomore David Zhang led the Tartans on Monday as he opened played with a 76 before carding a three-under par 69 in round two for a 145 (+1). Zheng is third individually in a field of 75 golfers.
  • Junior Justin Chan fired rounds of 78 and 75 for a 153 and is tied for 22nd individually heading into the final round.
  • Senior Jack Sonne shot a four-over par 76 in the first round and then carded an 80 in round two for a 156.
  • Freshman Justin Luan shot rounds of 77 and 81 for a 158.
  • Senior Brian Xu shot an 85 in round one and then improved 11 strokes in round two for a two-over par 74. The senior has a 36-hole score of 159.


  • Laurel Valley Golf Club opened in 1959 and was designed by Dick Wilson and renovated by Arnold Palmer. Since its opening, the club has hosted two notable tournaments: the 1965 PGA Championship and the 1975 Ryder Cup. Other tournaments played on the course include the 1989 U.S. Senior Open, the 2001 Marconi Pennsylvania Classic and the 2005 Senior PGA Championship.

Up Next:

  • Play resumes Tuesday with the third round starting at 8:00 a.m.