NEW HAVEN, Conn. - After finishing Saturday's action in sixth place at their Macdonald Cup, the men's golf team turned it up a notch Sunday, charging up the leaderboard to take second overall at +20 for the weekend. The Red Storm of St. John's blew away the field at The Course at Yale, finishing 15 strokes ahead of the Elis -- their closest competition.
St. John's boasted four of the tournament's top 10 individual finishers, but Yale's Bradley Kushner made sure the hosts were not shut out of that club, taking 10th overall at +3 for the tournament. Teammate Russell Holmes' Sunday 71 pulled him within one stroke of Kushner, good for a tie for twelfth, while captain Tom McCarthy's rounds of 74 and 73 on the weekend placed him in a tie for 22nd.
After impressive opening rounds Saturday, Jeff Hatten, Brandon Marick and Carson Weinand found themselves tied for 34th at +10 through their 36 holes, while freshman Sam Bernstein completed his weekend just behind them at +12.
Central Connecticut's Kevin Josephson took the individual title, riding rounds of 67 and 69 to a -4 weekend and the championship. Binghamton's Jake Katz and St. John's Evan Beirne rounded out the individual top three with scores of 68 and 70 in their two rounds at the nation's top collegiate course.
The Elis will hit the road next weekend as they travel to the Big Five tournament.
Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity.