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Yale Hosts Century Intercollegiate

William Davenport. (photo by David Silverman,
William Davenport. (photo by David Silverman,

After Win Last Week, Another Chance of Victory 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On the heels of a one-stroke victory at the Apr. 14-15 Princeton Invitational, the Yale men's golf team will look to repeat that success at the Apr. 21-22 Century Intercollegiate, which it will host at the Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y.

At last year's tournament — also at the same venue — the Elis took home third place, behind Ivy League rivals Harvard, who won the competition. This year, the field will include Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Rhode Island and Temple. All players will play through 36 holes over the two-day tournament.

The Bulldogs will look to capitalize on the momentum they generated at last week's Princeton Invitational, which they won by just one stroke over Georgetown.

"Following our success at Princeton, we now look ahead to the coming weekend with the hopes of continuing the strong form at a venue my players really adore," said head coach Colin Sheehan '97.

A number of golfers on the Yale team will be especially looking to make their mark at the Century Golf Club, after strong performances last week.

In particular, senior captain Jeffrey Hatten and freshman William Davenport will look to build on last week's success — they finished in a tie for second and 14th place, respectively, at Princeton.

The course at the Century Golf Club, however, is not likely to be too easy. Designed by Colt & Alison, it opened in 1908 and features a number of tough holes.

"Century is the home course for two of the team members and many others have had the chance to become familiar with it over the years," Sheehan said. "It is a classic design that will test every bit of their games, yet it is also tremendously strategic and fair so the team that plays the best—and thinks their way around the course—should prevail."

The Bulldogs will take to the course Saturday morning.

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