April 5, 2014

Elis Clinch Second Place at Met Intercollegiate

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Bernstein Ties for Second 

PURCHASE, N.Y.—It was a good day for Bulldogs at the Apr. 5 Met Intercollegiate. Playing in its first northeast competition of the spring, the Yale men's golf team finished in second place at the 36-hole tournament, behind a dominant performance by No. 5 Georgia.

The Elis posted rounds of 303 and 310 to finish at 613 overall for the tournament, which they hosted at the Century Country Club and Old Oaks Country Club in Purchase, N.Y. Georgia won the championship with powerful rounds of 287 and 293, finishing at 580 overall.

Yale was five strokes clear of the remainder of the eight-team field, which included Army and Ivy League rivals Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard and Princeton.

Golfers from Georgia and Yale made up the first six on the individual leaderboard. With an opening round 64—the day's lowest by a substantial margin—and a final round 71, Georgia's Lee McCoy claimed the individual medal with 135.

Just behind McCoy was senior captain Sam Bernstein, who carded 72 and 74 to finish in a tie for second with Georgia's Nicolas Reach at 146. The two of them were one stroke clear of Georgia's Joey Garber, who is currently the top-ranked men's collegiate golf player in Golfweek's rankings. 

Senior Sean Gaudette tied for seventh with rounds of 78 and 75, while freshman Jonathan Lai shared 12th place with scores of 74 and 81.  

Saturday's result adds to the Elis' string of successful performances in northeast competition this season; during the fall, they finished in no lower than third place at a competition.

The Yale golfers will return to action next weekend at the Apr. 12-13 Princeton Invitational, held at the Springdale Golf Club in Princeton, N.J. Last year the Elis claimed victory by two strokes at the Princeton Invitational after a comeback on the second day of play.

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

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