BETHANY BEACH, Del. - The Yale men's golf team provided two of the top five finishers at this weekend's 8-team George Washington Invitational, but fell by just five strokes to Ancient Eight rival Penn, while tying the host Colonials at +21 after 54 holes.
Freshman Sam Bernstein took second overall at exactly even par for the tournament, opening the weekend with a brilliant round of 5-under 67 Friday morning. Just behind him was Yale captain Tom McCarthy, whose +3 weekend tied him for third overall. McCarthy's best round was a 2-under 70, also shot Friday morning.
At +10 on the weekend, senior Michael Fader finished in a tie for 13th, while sophomores Bradley Kushner and Russell Holmes tied for 19th at +16. After a strong +2 round Friday afternoon, junior Jeff Hatten struggled Saturday, but still wound up tied for 25th (+21), just a stroke ahead of senior Brandon Marick. Sophomore Carson Weinand and freshman Michael Lewis also finished close together, as Weinand's +26 combined score was good for 31st overall, while Lewis' +27 put him at 32nd.
Next on the agenda for the Bulldogs is the Yale Spring Opener in the opening days of April, one of just three tournaments facing the Elis before the all-important Ivy League Championships April 22-24.
Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity.