2009-10 Yale Men's Golf News

July 25, 2010
Former Yale Golfer Has Career-Best Showing
Bob Heintz ’92, a longtime journeyman on the PGA and Nationwide Golf Tours, finished second at the Reno-Tahoe Open in Reno, Nev., on July 18.

June 4, 2010
McCarthy, Wescoe Named All-Region
Junior Thomas McCarthy (Tolland, Conn.), recently elected as the men’s golf captain for the 2010-11 season, and senior Ben Wescoe (La Jolla, Ca.) have been named to the Division I PING All-Region Team. McCarthy and Wescoe are two of 153 players across six regions to earn all-region honors for 2010.

May 22, 2010
Texas, Kent State Tie For First
Kent State and Texas tied for the top spot while UCLA, Penn State and Virginia also advanced to the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships in that order after the final round of the three-day NCAA Regional hosted by Yale University and The Course at Yale. Those five teams join 25 others from five other regionals at the June 1-6 NCAA Championships at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.

May 22, 2010
Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Student-Athlete Reception
Six seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Travis Henry (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) of the football team and Allison Mak (Richmond Hill, Ont.) of the gymnastics team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Chris Labosky (Tallmadge, Ohio) of the men’s cross country and track & field teams and Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas) of the field hockey team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Stephanie Colantonio (Watertown, Mass.) of the field hockey team and Ben Wescoe (La Jolla, Calif.) of the men’s golf team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.

May 21, 2010
Kent State, Texas Share Regional Lead
Kent State, only three strokes behind Texas after the opening round, has pulled even at five under par (555) with the Longhorns after two rounds of the three-day NCAA Men’s Golf Regional hosted by Yale University.

May 20, 2010
Texas Has 3-Stroke Lead After Day 1
Day one of the NCAA Men’s Golf Regional at The Course at Yale produced four sub-par team scores while 17 players finished below par (70) on a sun-drenched, breezy day.

May 10, 2010
Teams, Players Selected for Regional at Yale
Fourteen teams and five individual golfers were selected today to compete on the world famous Course at Yale , recently voted the No. 1 college course in the United States, in pursuit of the 2010 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship. Yale’s venue is one of six 54-hole regional tournaments on May 20-22.

May 6, 2010
Thomas McCarthy Elected 2010-11 Captain
Junior Thomas McCarthy has been elected Yale’s 2010-11 men’s golf captain. The announcement came at the end of season banquet after a team vote.

April 26, 2010
McCarthy Named Player of the Year
Junior Thomas McCarthy has been named Ivy League Player of the Year and first team All-Ivy. The members of the All-Ivy teams were determined by virtue of their individual finish at the Ivy League Championship this past weekend at Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J. The first team is composed of the top-five finishers, while the second team is comprised of sixth place through 10th place. The Ivy League Player of the Year award was voted on by the eight head men’s golf coaches of the Ivy League.

April 25, 2010
Bulldogs Finish Second at Ivy League Championships
The Bulldogs started the day just three shots back of Columbia and ready to make a charge, but after numerous lead changes, Yale ended exactly where it started, three shots back of Columbia. Columbia claimed their third consecutive Ivy League Championship with a score of 890. Yale finished in second with a score of 893 and Penn rounded out the top three at 898.

April 24, 2010
Bulldogs Look to Make Sunday Charge at Baltusrol
The Bulldogs are just three shots back in what may be one of the tightest leader boards of all time. Six of the Eight Ivy League teams have a legitimate shot at the title tomorrow, and it is anyone’s championship to take. Yale (599) is just three shots back of leader Columbia (596) and one shot back of Penn (598). Not far behind are Harvard (600) in fourth, Cornell (603) in fifth and Dartmouth (605) in sixth.

April 23, 2010
Bulldogs in Second After Round One At Ivy League Championships
With round one in the bag, the Yale men’s golf team is in a prime position to make a run at the Ivy League Championship title. The Bulldogs are in second place, just five shots back of rival Harvard. Yale (302) is right in the middle of a tight leaderboard, as Dartmouth (305) and Penn (305) are tied for third just three shots back of the Bulldogs.

April 22, 2010
Bulldogs Head to Baltusrol for Ivy League Championships
The Yale men’s golf team is heading to one of the most famous courses in golf to take on the rest of the Ivy League in the annual Ivy League Championship. The three-day event will begin on Friday, Apr. 23 and carry through the weekend. The Bulldogs come into the event having won four tournaments this year and never having finished worse than fifth.

April 19, 2010
Bulldogs Tie for Fifth at Caves Valley Spring Intercollegiate
The Bulldogs hosted their second tournament of the spring, but could not find the same magic in Maryland that led them to victory when they hosted their Spring Opener two weeks ago. Yale struggled all weekend with the tough conditions and, ultimately, finished in a tie for fifth behind Penn, Princeton, Harvard and George Washington. Penn took home the title and looks to be the favorite heading into next weekend’s Ivy League Championships.

April 15, 2010
Bulldogs Look to Keep Win Streak Alive at Caves Valley Invitational
The Bulldogs have won their last two golf tournaments and will seek to claim a third this weekend. Yale will take its unbeaten streak to Owings Mills, Md. where it will host the Caves Valley Spring Intercollegiate. There will be eight teams in attendance, including six from the Ivy League. The event will take place on Apr. 17-18.

April 11, 2010
McCarthy Leads Bulldogs to Win at Princeton Invitational
Junior Tom McCarthy led the Bulldogs to their second tournament victory in as many weeks. Yale (874) defeated Harvard (874) by virtue of a tie-break on Sunday at the Princeton Invitational. The Bulldogs and Crimson defeated third-place finishers, Towson and Penn, by just four strokes, but the rest of the field was 15 or more strokes behind them.

April 10, 2010
Bulldogs in Second at Princeton Invitational
The Bulldogs are in striking distance of rival Harvard as they head into the final round at the Princeton Invitational. Yale (583) is just one shot behind Harvard (584) after 36 holes. Junior Thomas McCarthy leads all individuals with rounds of 67 (-4) and 70 (-1). His first round score of 67 is the lowest of the tournament.

April 9, 2010
Bulldogs Head to Princeton Invitational
The Yale men’s golf team will be heading down to Princeton, N.J., this weekend to take on seven-eighths of the Ivy League and a number of other teams. The Princeton Invitational is being held at the Springdale Golf Club and will take place with two rounds on Apr. 10 and the final round on Apr. 11.

April 3, 2010
Bulldogs Shine in Spring Open
The Yale Bulldogs proved to be rather inhospitable hosts this weekend at their Spring Opener, taking first overall, edging out Central Connecticut with an overall score of +30 for the weekend.

April 1, 2010
Bulldogs Host Yale Spring Opener
After finishing second at the George Washington Invitational and breaking Yale’s single round scoring record, the Bulldogs are looking to ride that momentum into the Yale Spring Opener. The one-day, 36-hole tournament will be held on Apr. 3 and pits the Bulldogs against 10 other teams, including two league opponents.

March 20, 2010
Bulldogs Finish Second at George Washington Invitational
The men’s golf team played its best golf in recent Yale history this weekend at the George Washington Invitational. Six of their 12 scoring rounds were under-par. They broke Yale’s scoring record with an 11-under 277 on Friday. And other than Missouri, who won the tournament, no team was within 25 strokes of the Bulldogs. Yale took second with a three-round total of 852 (-12), losing only to the Tigers, who shot a staggering 820 (-44).

March 20, 2010
Bulldogs in Second at George Washington Invitational
The men’s golf team picked up exactly where they left off in the fall. After two rounds at the George Washington Invitational, Yale is in second place with a score of 573 (-3). Yale’s first round of 277 (-11) was the lowest score in Yale’s history. Leading the tournament is Missouri with a score of 550 (-26). The next closest team to Yale is Towson in third with a score of 583 (+7).

March 18, 2010
Bulldogs Begin 2010 Season
After months of indoor training, the Bulldogs are ready to hit the links for their spring season. The Yale men’s golf team had one of its best fall seasons in recent memory and is looking to ride that momentum into the spring.

December 1, 2009
Ten Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in fall sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

October 18, 2009
Bulldogs Win a Share of Ivy Match Play
The Yale men's golf team claimed a share of the Ivy League Match Play trophy when its final match against Penn got cancelled due to rain. The Bulldogs defeated Princeton in the first round and then took down the defending Ivy League Champions in the second. They would have played Penn for the championship Sunday morning.

October 17, 2009
Bulldogs Poised for Final Match with Penn
After two matches at the Ivy League Match Play, the Yale men’s golf team is still alive and ready to take on Penn in the championship match. The Bulldogs defeated Princeton in the first round (3-2) and followed that up by taking down last year’s Ivy League champions Columbia in the second round (3-2).

October 15, 2009
Bulldogs Take on the Ivy League in Match Play
The Yale men’s golf team is “going up”, according to Golfweek.com’s The Elevator. The Bulldogs look to continue that climb this weekend as they take on the Ivy League at the Ivy League Match Play event in Mattapoisett, Mass. Princeton will be hosting the event at The Bay Club on Oct. 17-18.

October 11, 2009
Bulldogs Take Third at Big Five Invitational
The Yale men’s golf team was unable to grab first place at the Big Five Invitational, but even on a weekend when the Bulldogs felt they did not have their best stuff, the rest of the Ivy League proved to be no match for them. Yale (594) came in third behind Campbell (587) and Richmond (591), but their Ivy League Competitors, Penn (600), Harvard (601), Cornell (609) and Princeton (616) finished in fourth, sixth, eighth and 13th, respectively.

October 10, 2009
Bulldogs in Second at Big Five Invitational
Despite tough conditions and a difficult course, the Yale men’s golf team is only four shots back at the Big Five Invitational. Richmond (293) leads the tournament with Yale (297) right behind them in a tie with Campbell (297).

October 8, 2009
Bulldogs Look to Bring Momentum to Philadelphia
The Yale Men’s golf team is coming off its biggest win since the 2004 Ivy League Championship. The Bulldogs are hoping to keep that momentum rolling right into Philadelphia where they will tee it up at the Big Five tournament. Yale will be searching for its second win of the season.

October 4, 2009
T-Mac Claims Macdonald Cup
Junior Thomas McCarthy took home the individual trophy on Sunday at the Macdonald Cup and led Yale back from a seven shot deficit to claim the team trophy. McCarthy was joined atop the leaderboard by senior captain Ben Wescoe, who finished just one shot back in second place. Four Yale players had rounds of even-par or lower and in total there were six Bulldog rounds under-par. It was not easy, though, as Yale (842) had to defeat Iowa State (845), St. Edwards (851) and URI (852) amongst others to claim its first ever Macdonald Cup. Ivy League rivals Harvard and Dartmouth were 22 and 29 shots behind Yale, respectively.

October 2, 2009
Bulldogs Host Macdonald Cup
After a near win up at Dartmouth, last weekend, the Bulldogs look to claim their first tournament of the season at home this weekend at the Macdonald Cup. The event will be played on The Course at Yale on Oct. 3-4. Teams will play 36 holes on Saturday followed by 18 on Sunday.

September 27, 2009
Bulldogs Finish Second at Dartmouth Invitational
The Bulldogs were unable to hold off a charging Dartmouth in the final round of the Dartmouth Invitational. Dartmouth started the second round four shots behind the Bulldogs, but scores of 67 and 68 by two of their players shot them into first place. Yale (583) finished four shots behind Dartmouth (579) and 10 shots ahead of Fordham (593) who finished in third.

September 26, 2009
Bulldogs Tied for Lead after Round One at Dartmouth Invitational
The Yale men’s golf team is showing no signs of slowing down, after graduating Colby Moore ’09 and Taylor Hakes ’09. The Bulldogs came out firing at the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday and are currently in a tie for first place with Central Connecticut. Yale (295) is two shots ahead of Boston College (297) and Sacred Heart (297) and four shots ahead of host school Dartmouth (299).

September 25, 2009
Bulldogs Open Season at Dartmouth Invitational
The Yale men’s golf team will open its season this weekend at the Dartmouth Invitational. The two-day tournament will be played Sept. 26-27 at the Hanover Country Club. The teams will play 18 holes on Saturday, followed by 18 more on Sunday.

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