Strong Second Round Moves Elis into Second at Spring Opener

Sean Gaudette. (photo by
Sean Gaudette. (photo by

Yale II Team Finishes Tied for Eighth

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A second-round score of 289 -- the best round of the day by any team -- helped the Yale men's golf team move into second place at the Spring Opener Saturday at The Course at Yale, just nine strokes behind first-place Villanova. The Bulldogs had the best finish of any Ivy League team, as their final score of 592 was six strokes better than Princeton, eight strokes better than Penn, 11 strokes better than Columbia, 21 strokes better than Brown, 26 strokes better than Dartmouth and 52 strokes better than Cornell.

Yale fired a 303 in the opening round of the day, putting the Bulldogs in fifth behind Villanova (293), Princeton (294), Temple (296) and Penn (298). But the afternoon brought out the best in the Bulldogs, as their 289 for the second round was one stroke better than Villanova (290). Senior captain Bradley Kushner had the best round of the day for Yale, a 70, to lead the way.

Kushner's 146 for the day, combined with the 144 posted by junior Sam Bernstein, gave Yale two of the top nine individual scores. Princeton's Bernie D'Amato led all individuals with a 141.

Yale's second team also put in a strong performance, with a 298 in the second round that moved the Bulldogs into a tie for eighth with Brown overall (613). Junior Sean Gaudette led the Yale II team with a 149.

Yale returns to action next weekend at the Princeton Invitational.

Report by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity