Q: What is your role on the golf team?
A: I’m the captain. I’m the guy that’s supposed to shoot the lowest score.
Q: What are some of your athletic accomplishments?
A: I’ve played in two US Amateurs, and, I mean those are my biggest, but I won my Massachusetts Juniors.
Q: Who is your favorite professional athletic role model?
Q: How did you get started playing golf?
A: I started playing with just my dad and my brother. My brother is about nine years older me, and he got geared up to make his college team, so I started kind of tagging along and got good doing that.
Q: Have you ever got a hole-in-one? An eagle?
A: I’ve had many eagles, and I’ve had one hole-in-one. It was at my home course in Andover and a pretty easy shot, but it was cool; it was about three years ago now.
Q: Who is your quirkiest teammate?
A: Quirkiest person would have to be [freshman] Jason Zhou. Don’t really know what he’s doing these days, got a very mysterious pedigree, and it’s all very vague, so we need to investigate that.
Q: Who on your team comes closest to embodying the spirit of John Daly?
A: [Laughs] I would say it’s got to be me. I don’t quite have his weight on me yet, but it’s coming.
Q: What is the fastest you’ve driven in a golf buggy?
A: I mean, you used to be able to take off the governors on these carts at our home course, so we probably got going at about 40-45 miles an hour downhill, which is nice, but nowadays you just can’t speed them up. They’re restricted.
Q: What is the funniest golf-related line you’ve used or heard about?
A: Bernie’s hitting the ball to the right of Reagan, so he needs to lock it up a little bit.
Q: What is the best thing about being an athlete on campus?
A: I like staying in a clean room on weekends in the hotels — that’s nice. Gets me out of my shithole room, so ...
Q: What is the worst thing about being an athlete on campus?
A: I don’t know. I like golf. It’s not like I’ve got tons of other stuff to do, so it’s not like it really takes away from that much.
Q: Do you have any pre-tournament rituals?
A: No, I try to use as little superstition as I can. Get your head wrapped around those things and you get guys just going insane on the course because they’re so fucking superstitious. But, no, I always mark my ball with a quarter heads up, but that’s about as far as I go.
Q: How do you think the team is going to do in the Ivy Championship?
A: I think we’ll win. I think us and a couple other schools definitely have the best line-ups and it’s about time; we’re due.
Q: If you didn’t play golf, what sport would you play?
A: Probably squash — I was pretty good at squash in high school. If I’d spend a little bit more time — I just hate running more than anything else, so [laughs] that really kind of rules that out for me. But I guess if I put more time into it I’d be decent.
Q: What are you studying at Princeton?
Q: What is the most embarrassing song you would listen to?
A: I don’t know if I’d consider it embarrassing, but any song off the “Night at the Roxbury” soundtrack.
Q: What is your favourite thing to do when you’re not playing golf?
A: I don’t know if the NCAA wants this, but I love to gamble. But only on legal things, of course.