The Cornell University men's golf team placed second; matching the program's best finish. This win warrants Graboyes 2017 All-Ivy League first team honors and automatic qualification into the regionals of the golf NCAA Championship later this month. Qualifier location announcements will be made live on the GolfChannel at noon on Thursday, May 4th.
Graboyes is the second Cornell golfer to win the medalist honors at the Ivy League Championships. His older brother, senior Luke Graboyes, also a Watchung Valley Country Club Caddie Scholar, won the event last year and went on to compete at an NCAA regional in Kohler, Wisconsin.
Graboyes on his season with the Cornell University Men's Golf Team:
"The team had its best season to date. In the fall, we had two thirds, a second and a first which is pretty remarkable because only 5 teams beat us all fall. Then, we had a little bit of a slower start in the spring, but just finished 2nd at the Ivy League Championship, tied for the program's best ever finish. We were two strokes behind Harvard going into the last day, and the experience of playing in the final group will help us a ton in the future. As far as me personally, I also had a great season that ended with a second place finish at Yale, and then a victory this weekend at the Ivy League Championship. This means I earned a spot to compete at regionals, so Im looking forward to that in a few weeks!"
Graboyes on caddieing:
"Caddieing is helpful because I'm used to carrying a bag around for two rounds a day. Since we play 36 holes, endurance can play a factor but I do it on a weekly basis so it is nothing for me. The caddie scholarship has made school more affordable for me and my family, and that helps a tremendous amount when it comes to focusing on school rather than financial limitations. The support of the [NJSGA] through the caddie scholarship means the world and I'm humbled to get an education at such a great university with the help of this scholarship."