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Bulldogs Place Fourth at El Diablo

Bulldogs Place Fourth at El Diablo

March 21, 2005


Led by a ninth-place finish by Mark Matza, the Yale men's golf team placed fourth with a team score of 914 at the El Diablo Intercollegiate, held at the El Diablo Golf and Country Club in Citrus Springs, Fla.

The Bulldogs sandwiched two rounds of 307 around a second-round score of 300 to finish one stroke behind third-place Ball State. Oklahoma City University won the event with a score of 896, and Texas-San Antonio placed second at 906.

Only Texas-San Antonio (296) and Murray State (299) shot better than the Bulldogs in the second round. The Elis were in seventh after the opening round, but vaulted to a tie for third after the second.

Matza and Rick Reissman led Yale in the second round, each shooting a 73. Andrew Denenberg chipped in a 73 in the third round. Matza shot a 76 in the first and third rounds for a total score of 225 tying him for ninth place. Reissman shot two rounds of 77 and tied for 15th with a 227.

Steve Gray tied for 40th with a score of 234, four strokes ahead of Denenberg. Chris Holmes shot a 246. Gray's best round was a 76 in the first, while Holmes fired a 78.