Yale Finishes 7th at Northeast Invitational

Bradley Kushner. (photo by David Silverman, DSPics.com)
Bradley Kushner. (photo by David Silverman, DSPics.com)

Result Is Four Spots Higher Than Last Year

WESTERLY, R.I. – The Yale men's golf team wrapped up its fall season with a 7th-place finish at the Oct. 15-16 Northeast Invitational, held this year at the Shelter Harbor Club in Westerly, R.I.

It was a solid effort on the final day's play Sunday that put the Bulldogs in contention against some tough competition. Yale finished with an overall team score of 614 from the two days of play, 20 strokes behind tournament winner and Ancient Eight rival Dartmouth, which finished on 594. 

That result is a substantial improvement to the Elis' performance at last year's Northeast Invitational, at which they finished in 11th place.

Much of that success can be credited to sophomore Sam Bernstein, who set an example to his teammates with a powerful final round 74 (+3) to finish at +5, a score worth a tie for fourth place.

Behind him were freshman William Davenport, who closed out his first fall season with a vigorous performance that put him in a tie for 26th place, and junior Bradley Kushner, who ended play in a tie for 16th place overall.

Those performances were ably backed up by those of senior captain Jeffrey Hatten, who notched up a consistent performance to finish in a tie for 52nd overall, and junior Carson Weinand, who finished in a tie for 75th place. 

The Elis will go back to training in preparation for the spring season, which kicks off at the Yale golf course with the Apr. 7 Yale Spring Opener.

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