March 11, 2013

Yale in 13th After Day One

Day One Full Results

Difficult Tournament to Kick Off Spring Season

OPELIKA, Ala. — It was a tough opening day on Monday for the Yale men's golf team at the Mar. 11-12 Tiger Invitational, as it fought its way through rough weather to end the day in 13th place.

Hosted by No. 19 Auburn at the Lake Course on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika, Ala., the Tiger Invitational marks a difficult start to the Bulldogs' spring campaign. The tournament features a highly-ranked field including No. 48 Kentucky, No. 41 North Carolina and No. 26 Wake Forest.

After one round of play—Monday's second scheduled round was cancelled due to inclement weather—the Bulldogs sit in 13th with a score of 308. Sixteen shots ahead of the Elis, East Carolina leads at the moment with 290.

Junior Sam Bernstein shot 75 to end the day in a tie for 29th place, while sophomore William Davenport was two shots behind at 77, in a tie for 44th place.

Players will return to the course Tuesday to play 36 holes beginning at 8 a.m. Central with a shotgun start. 

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