May 1, 2012

Bradley Kushner Elected 2012-13 Captain

Will Follow in Footsteps of Hatten 

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Junior Bradley Kushner has been elected to captain the Yale men's golf team next year, following a consistently strong contribution to the Bulldogs over the past three years.

"I am thrilled to have Brad as the next captain of the Yale golf team. He has compiled an impressive resume during his first three years as a player and in doing so, he has earned the respect of his teammates and peers in the Ivy League, as well as that of the Ivy coaches," said head coach Colin Sheehan '97. "He will surely represent the program with distinction and the team will surely thrive under his leadership." 

The announcement, which came at the team's end of season banquent, was accompanied by the naming of award winners for the season's play: senior captain Jeffrey Hatten took home the Widdy Neale award while freshman Thomas Greenhalgh was voted the Most Improved Player.

"We will certainly miss the out-going captain, Jeff Hatten, as he graduates and accepts a job in finance in Boston," Sheehan said. "Under his leadership, he steered the team to victories in the Harvard-Yale-Princeton Match, the Macdonald Cup and Princeton Invitational where he led the team with a final round 67 that was a thrill to watch."

Indeed, both Kushner and Hatten have notched up impressive results for the Yale team. Both of them made the first-team All Ivy last year as a result of their strong performances at the Ivy League Championships, and throughout this past season, have consistently fired useful rounds to bolster the Elis.

Kushner will take over leadership of a team with a very strong group of younger players. At the Apr. 27-29 Ivy League Championships, sophomore Sam Bernstein took home first-team All-Ivy honors for his third-place finish, while freshman William Davenport was voted the Ivy League's Rookie of the Year Award by the eight coaches.

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

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