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Bulldogs in Second Place After Day One

Bulldogs in Second Place After Day One

Day One Results Here

Trail the Crimson 

PRINCETON, N.J.—At the end of the first day of play at the Apr. 12-13 Princeton Invitational, the Yale men's golf team sits in second place. Playing 36 holes of the Springdale Golf Club in Princeton, N.J., the Bulldogs fired rounds of 278 and 284 to finish the day at 562, behind tournament leaders Harvard, who closed with 548. 

Senior captain Sam Bernstein led the way for the Elis, carding 67 and 71 to finish the day at 138 in a tie for fourth. Four strokes behind Bernstein, junior William Davenport sits in a tie for 12th with rounds of 73 and 69 and 142 overall.

Senior Sean Gaudette and freshman Jonathan Lai both finished Saturday in a tie for 16th, after shooting 143 apiece. Sophomore Joe Willis was a stroke further back, at 144 in a tie for 20th place.

Those cumulative performances positioned the Bulldogs well in the 15-team field, which this year includes Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Georgetown, Harvard, Navy, Penn, Princeton, Rider, Rutgers, Saint Joseph's, Seton Hall and Temple. But the Elis will have to make up 14 strokes against the Crimson if they are to claim victory at the Princeton Invitational on Sunday.

The Bulldogs are looking to capture their fifth victory in a row at the tournament. Last year, Yale turned into the clubhouse after the first day of play in second place and posted a stunning final round to clinch the title by two strokes over Temple.

On Sunday, golfers have 18 holes left to play on the pay-71 course that measures 6,390 yards. Tee times start at 8 a.m.

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