After First Round, Bulldogs Tied For Third

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

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Tied with Columbia 

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — After a tough opening day at the Apr. 26-28 Ivy League Championship, the Yale men's golf team is tied for third place, nine strokes behind tournament leader Penn. 

The Bulldogs battled through Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md., to finish at +21 to tie with Columbia in third place. With two days and 36 holes remaining in the tournament, Penn leads at +12, followed by Princeton at +18. 

Several members of the team continued their strong form from competitions in recent weeks— the Elis claimed victory at the Apr. 13-14 Princeton Invitational and the Apr. 20-21 Century Intercollegiate.

Junior Sam Bernstein is leading the way bringing his experience to bear to finish Friday at +1 in a tie for second place. Bernstein is just three strokes away from the top of the leaderboard and will be poised to continue strongly over the weekend.

Senior captain Bradley Kushner and sophomore William Davenport both shot +6 to tie for 15th after the opening day of competition. Close behind is freshman Joe Willis, appearing in his first Ivy League Championship; he notched up a +8 to tie for 26th.

Golfers will return to the course Saturday morning for the second round of competition. Players will tee off starting at 12:30 p.m.

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

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