Strong Second Round Puts Elis in Second

Bradley Kushner. (photo by David Silverman, DSPics.com)

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Just Three Strokes Behind Tournament Leader

PRINCETON, N.J. — A powerful second round by the Yale men's golf team catapulted the Elis into second place after the first day of the Apr. 13-14 Princeton Invitational, just three strokes behind tournament leader Princeton. 

Through 36 holes at the Springdale Golf Club here in Princeton, N.J., the Bulldogs sit at +5, with successive rounds of 294 and 279—the low round of the day. Princeton is at +2 while Penn and Temple are tied for third place at +9. 

The Elis are seeking to win their fourth Princeton Invitational title in a row. Last year they won in a nail-biting finish, one stroke clear of Georgetown, who finished in second.

This year, senior captain Bradley Kushner is setting an example for his teammates and the rest of the field. An outstanding second-round 67—the lowest of the day—put him at -3 overall and in outright first place.

Not far behind Kushner is junior Sam Bernstein, who fired an Even score over today's two rounds to close in a tie for fourth place. Freshman Joe Willis, competing in his first Princeton Invitational, is in a tie for ninth at +1.

This year's tournament features a 14-team field including all seven other Ivy League teams. Golfers will play through their final 18 holes on Sunday. The par-71 Springdale course measures 6,390 yards.

Players will tee off for their final round starting at 8 a.m. Sunday. 

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