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Men's golf tears up course, defeats tough Yale, Harvard

At age 58, Jack Nicklaus was able to use his extensive knowledge of Augusta National to shoot a surprising 68 Sunday, and finish sixth at the Masters, outdistancing the likes of Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Colin Montgomerie.For the men's golf team, the challenge also lay in conquering familiar terrain, as it faced off against Harvard and Yale at its home course, Springdale Golf Club, this weekend.Saturday, the Tigers called upon their wealth of experience to outpace the Elis by 11 strokes, 368-379.

SPORTS | 04/13/1998

Women's track falls to Penn, tops Yale; Reed sets 400-meter record

A cursory glance at the final score reveals a blowout. But a closer look at Saturday's women's track and field tri-meet against Penn and Yale at Weaver Stadium shows encouraging results for Princeton in its first Ivy League competition of the spring season.Without senior Nicole Harrison, who was finishing her thesis, and unable to challenge the Quakers' bevy of field athletes, the Tigers placed second to Penn, 99-54.

SPORTS | 04/13/1998

Women's crew bests Big Red, Harvard in showdown

High hopes and lofty goals are often difficult to live up to, but in the case of Princeton women's crew, all of its preseason expectations seem well within reach.Travelling to Ithaca, N.Y., Saturday for an important Ivy League regatta, both the lightweight and open teams performed exceptionally well, capturing important victories over Cornell and Radcliffe.The open crew entered the race with strong momentum from last week's victory over Rutgers on Lake Carnegie, and used it to its advantage against both the Big Red and the Crimson.The first varsity eight (2-1) bested both rival opponents, turning in a time of seven minutes, 6.5 seconds to 7:12.5 for Radcliffe and 7:27.0 for Cornell. Strong finishAfter jumping out to a slight lead in the first 500 meters of the course, Princeton began to pull away as the race wore on, finishing with a commanding six-second victory.Three out of the remaining four Tiger boats won with equal ease, as only the first novice eight stumbled, losing to Radcliffe 6:48.5 to 6:55.6.Despite the disappointment of not sweeping the regatta, the results reveal much about the steady improvement of all five boats."We have made great strides already this season," said open head coach Lori Dauphiny.

SPORTS | 04/13/1998

Baseball uses explosive offense to take three of four Ivy contests

With an offensive explosion and a little bit of luck, baseball continued to assert itself as an Ivy League contender.In its second weekend of Ivy play, Princeton (13-7 overall, 6-2 Ivy League) followed up last weekend's strong performances by again winning three of four games, splitting a doubleheader ? losing 11-10 and winning 13-9 ? at Brown Friday and sweeping Yale in New Haven, Conn., Saturday by scores of 5-3 and 19-0.The wins plant the team atop the four-team Gehrig Division, putting the Tigers in good shape as they prepare to face division rivals Columbia, Penn and Cornell in coming weeks.As important as winning, though, was the way the Tigers won.

SPORTS | 04/12/1998


Lax Whacks Crimson

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. ? In both 1996 and 1997, the men's lacrosse team's game against Harvard pitted the last two undefeated teams in the Ivy League in a battle for league supremacy.Both times, Princeton won.Entering Saturday's showdown at Ohiri Field in Cambridge, Mass., between the No.

SPORTS | 04/12/1998

Softball opens Ivy League season with high-powered Cornell, Penn

In 1995 and 1996, the softball team wore the crown of undefeated Ivy League champions. But last year, the Tigers were dethroned by Brown, costing them the automatic bid to the NCAA tournament that accompanies the Ivy title.This weekend, Princeton (16-10 overall) will begin its quest to reclaim the coveted title when the Tigers travel to face Cornell (17-2, 2-0 Ivy League) today and Penn (7-16, 2-2) tomorrow for its Ivy openers and attempt to prove that Princeton is still the power in the league."A lot of teams in the Ivies think that they can beat us," freshman catcher Devon Keefe said.

SPORTS | 04/09/1998