PHILADEPHIA, P.A. - The men's golf team finished fifth overall against a highly competitive field at Philadelphia's Big Five Invitational, finishing just behind the University of Kentucky and the familiar Princeton Tigers, who tied for third. Freshman Sam Bernstein was Yale's top finisher in a tie for ninth, while captain Tom McCarthy finished 12th overall.
Bernstein's final round 68 was the low score of the day for the Elis, just edging the 69 shot by McCarthy in Sunday's morning round. Both Bernstein and McCarthy shot 75 in their other closing-day rounds.
Sophomore Bradley Kushner also had a strong weekend against an ultra-competitive field, finishing in a tie for 32nd with rounds of 75 and 73. Russell Holmes followed up his solid opening day rounds with scores of 74 and 78 Sunday (T57) and junior Jeff Hatten's 75 and 81 also placed him in the top 100 (T76).
Furman University (S.C.) took the team title, finishing eight strokes ahead of Macdonald Cup winner St. John's – just 13 strokes ahead of Yale. Furman's Matthew Broome (66, 67) took the individual title.
Yale continues its busy fall schedule next weekend at the Northeast Invitational.
Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity