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Yale in Position After Day One in Newport

Carson Weinand.
Carson Weinand.

NEWPORT, R.I. - The Yale men's golf team may be tied for eighth at the Classic at Shell Harbor after Saturday's rounds, but they are far from out of the hunt for the championships. The Bulldogs sit just nine strokes out of first, a spot held by their Ancient Eight rival Columbia Lions. Harvard sits in second, a stroke off the lead.

Yale's best individual performance of the day came from sophomore Carson Weinand, whose 75 places him in an eight-way tie for 16th, just five strokes behind the tournament's day-one leader, host Rhode Island's Taylor Fontaine.

Just one stroke behind Weinand was captain Tom McCarthy, whose +5 day left him in a tie for 24th. Freshman standout Sam Bernstein is just behind his captain, sitting in a tie for 35th after an opening-round 77.

The Bulldogs will look to close the gap on the Lions and the rest of the field when they take to the course for Sunday's final round.

Report filed by Chelsea Janes '12, Yale Sports Publicity.