Bulldogs Post One Win, One Loss on Day One
Drops 3-2 Verdict to Dartmouth
PRINCETON, N.J. — An early 3-2 victory against a composite team was erased after the Yale men's golf team fell to Dartmouth in a 2-3 result in the second round of the Oct. 20-21 Ivy League Matchplay Tournament at TPC Jasna Polana here in Princeton, N.J.
Heading into the Ivy League Matchplay with victories against all other Ancient Eight teams in all but one of their fall tournaments, the Elis started strongly against a composite team of five golfers. The Bulldogs' 3-2 victory against the composite team included wins by freshman Joe Willis, junior Sam Bernstein and senior captain Bradley Kushner.
That victory promoted Yale into a second round matchup against Dartmouth. In that match, only Willis and Bernstein were able to notch up victories, giving the Big Green a 3-2 victory.
That means the Elis on Sunday will face the winner of the Princeton-Brown matchup, which was suspended due the darkness and will wrap up beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Saturday's golf provided an example of the challenge provided by the Gary Player-designed course, which tested all the Ivy League golfers as they competed in a format that has only been employed once before in Ancient Eight play.
After the Ivy League Matchplay Tournament, the Elis will break from competition until the spring season starts with the Mar. 11-12 Tiger Invitational at the Lake Course, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika, Ala.
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.