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Nicholas Three-Peats at Borsodi Student Championship

Nicholas Three-Peats at Borsodi Student Championship

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – For the third straight season senior and captain James Nicholas won the F.A. Borsodi Student Championship after shooting a five-under, 204 at the Yale Golf Course during the 54-hole event. The reigning Ivy League Player of the Year carded rounds of 73, 63 and 68 to win by five strokes over first-year Darren Lin and sophomore Sean Yi, who tied for second after each shot an even par this past Labor Day weekend. 

An annual primer for the Bulldogs' fall slate, the Borsodi Student Championship ran Saturday through Monday as members of the Yale men's golf team competed against each other on the Elis' home course. Nicholas became the second player to win the event three times after Sam Bernstein '14 pulled off the same feat but the first to do so in three consecutive seasons. Other top finishers included senior Eoin Leonard at one-over and sophomores Paul Stankey and Perry Xin who both shot four-over. 

"I'm very impressed with James winning the F.A. Borsodi yet again," head coach Colin Sheehan '97 said. "He triple-bogeyed the first hole of the event Saturday and after making the turn five-over par, he bounced back by playing the remaining 45 holes 10-under par. His game is very strong at the moment and he is poised for a successful fall campaign along with the rest of the team."

The Bulldogs will begin the regular season when they travel to Farmingdale, N.Y., this Friday for the Doc Gimmler hosted by St. John's at the Bethpage Red Course from Sept. 7–8. The top seven finishers for Yale from the Borsodi can be found below.

Nicholas 73–63–68 (-5)
Lin 69–68–72 (E)
Yi 67–70–72 (E) 
Leonard 74–66–70 (+1)
Stankey 69–73–71 (+4)
Xin  76–66–71 (+4)
Zinsner 69-71-74 (+5) 


Report filed by Joey Kamm '20, Yale Sports Publicity –