Seventh Place After Two Days

Sam Bernstein. (photo by David Silverman,
Sam Bernstein. (photo by David Silverman,

Still One Round to Go

GALLOWAY, N.J. — With two rounds of play completed at the Apr. 27-29 Ivy League Championships, the Yale men's golf team is in seventh place, notching up +76 overall at the Galloway National Golf Course in Galloway, N.J.

The Elis are 30 strokes behind tournament leaders Dartmouth, who scored +36 overall by the end of Saturday's round. Behind the Big Green are Columbia and Harvard — the top-three teams remained there from the first day's play.

In the final day of competition on Sunday, the Bulldogs will look to ascend the leaderboard and they seek to repeat last year's victory at the tournament. In 2011, the team came away with the trophy after winning by a substantial 20-stroke margin, earning an automatic bid into that year's NCAA National Championship field in the process.

Among the Yale players, sophomore Sam Bernstein leads the way. After day two, Bernstien sits on +13 overall and a tie for 11th place. Behind him, junior Russell Holmes and freshman William Davenport — at his first Ivy League Championships — are in a tie for 25th place, with a score of +20 apiece.

The team is certainly not out of the hunt; it had momentum coming into the Ivy League Championship, on the heels of victories at the Princeton Invitational and Macdonald Cup, as well as several other top-five finishes throughout the season. 

Players will tee off for the final round of play starting at 8:30 a.m Sunday.

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