April 9, 2010

Bulldogs Head to Princeton Invitational

Seven of Eight Ivy League Teams In Attendance

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Yale men’s golf team will be heading down to Princeton, N.J., this weekend to take on seven-eighths of the Ivy League and a number of other teams.  The Princeton Invitational is being held at the Springdale Golf Club and will take place with two rounds on Apr. 10 and the final round on Apr. 11.

Joining the Bulldogs will be Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Georgetown, Penn, Princeton, Rider, Rutgers, St. John's, Saint Joseph's, Temple, Towson and Villanova.

The Springdale Golf Club will be set up as a 6,390-yard par 71.  It is one of the oldest in the state of New Jersey. It was designed by Gerard Barnes Lambert in 1915 to be nestled among the trees and buildings of Princeton University. It was later revised in 1926 by William S. Flynn. Flynn is best known for his work on the Merion Golf Club in Merion, Pa.

At last year’s Princeton Invitational, the Bulldogs took second behind Rutgers, after a thrilling Sunday charge up the leaderboards.  The Bulldogs defeated all their Ivy competition: Columbia, Harvard, Penn and Princeton.  The charge was led by Taylor Hakes ’09, who shot the only under-par round of the tournament 70 (-1) to finish in second place.

The Bulldogs are coming off a huge weekend at home in the Yale Spring Opener.  The Bulldogs won the tournament with a team score of 582 (+30), besting Central Connecticut (583) by one stroke.  The Bulldogs also took down league opponents Harvard (592) and Dartmouth (600).  Yale was led by freshman Carson Weinand, who shot rounds of 71 (+2) and 72 (+3).  He finished tied for second and just two shots behind the winner, Justin Hughes of Central Connecticut.  Junior Brandon Marick tied for the lowest round of the tournament with a 69 (E).  He opened the tournament with a 77 (+8) and finished tied for seventh.

Play will begin Saturday morning.

Report filed by Charles Moore ’10, Yale Sports Publicity

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