Elis Claim Victory at Century Intercollegiate

Sam Bernstein. (photo by David Silverman, DSPics.com)

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Three Stroke Victory; Ivy League Championship Next Week 

PURCHASE, N.Y. — The Yale men's golf team stormed home Sunday during the second round of the Apr. 20-21 Century Intercollegiate to claim victory by three strokes. 

Heading into play on Sunday, the Elis were seven strokes back in fourth place. But a stunning round of play by all team members saw the Bulldogs ascend up the leaderboard to finish at 600, three strokes clear of Rhode Island, which finished at 603, and 10 strokes ahead of the nearest Ancient Eight competitor, Dartmouth.

The Bulldogs stunned the seven-team field here at the Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y. with their diligent stroke play during today's second round. The other Ivy League teams competing included Brown, Cornell and Princeton, so the Elis' victory is promising given the final tournament on their calendar is the Apr. 26-28 Ivy League Championship.

Leading the way today were junior Sam Bernstein and freshman Joe Willis, who both closed at 149 to finish in a tie for third. The two golfers were just four strokes behind the tournament medalists. 

Two strokes behind Bernstein and Willis was senior captain Bradley Kushner, who finished at 151 to tie for sixth. The fourth Yale golfer whose score counted for the team's overall score—the top four scores on each team each day counted toward the final result—was sophomore Thomas Greenhalgh, who wrapped up Sunday in a tie for 20th at 156. 

Sunday's result is a tremendous improvement upon last year's result at the Century Intercollegiate, when the Bulldogs battled inclement weather to finish in fifth place.

As such, the Elis find themselves in fine form heading into the Ivy League Championship, held this year at the Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md. Last weekend, the Bulldogs won the Princeton Invitational for the fourth year in a row, a result that built upon a second-place finish at the Apr. 6 Yale Spring Opener.

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