Bulldogs Sit in 5th After Day One at Northeast Invitational

Sam Bernstein. (photo by David Silverman, DSPics.com)

13 Strokes Behind Tournament Leader

WESTERLY, R.I. – A difficult first day's play Saturday has left the Yale men's golf team sitting in fifth place at the Northeast Invitational, held this year at the Shelter Harbor Club in Westerly, R.I.

The Elis finished the day with an overall score of 304, 13 strokes behind tournament leader Dartmouth. Still, the result puts the Bulldogs ahead of last year's performance, when they finished the competition in 11th place.

Setting the example for the rest of his teammates was sophomore Sam Bernstein, who fired a first round 73 (+2) to end the day in a tie for 8th place. Bernstein's performance put him just three strokes behind Dartmouth's James Pleat, who finished the day in first place individually.

Not far behind were freshman William Davenport and senior captain Jeffrey Hatten, who notched up rounds of 75 (+4) and 77 (+6) to finish in a tie for 16th and tie for 27th place, respectively.

The trio, along with junior Bradley Kushner, are well positioned to pounce on the second day's play Sunday, with the Shelter Harbor Club course primed for strong performances from vigilant players.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.