Yale Takes Third at Century Intercollegiate

Jeffrey Hatten. (photo by DSPics.com)

Strong Performance Amid Tough Conditions

PURCHASE, N.Y. – The Yale men's golf team battled tough conditions to finish in third place at the Century Intercollegiate, which it hosted this weekend at the Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y..

The weather wreaked havoc on players' scores, and the difficult course at the Century Golf Club certainly did not help.

At the end of the second day's play, the Bulldogs had an overall team score of 634 (+66), a score that testified to the challenging weather that golfers had to play in. Still, Yale was just six strokes short of championship winners and Ivy League rivals Harvard, who finished at 628 (+60), and five strokes behind George Washington, who caught up over the day to end play at 629 (+61).

"The conditions were once again very difficult. As one player said, the only difference between yesterday and today was he could still feel his hands," said head coach Colin Sheehan '97. "The Century course is a championship test and the greens were as challenging as any we have played."

Fortunately, the Elis will not leave the event without some strong individual performances.

Similar to past weeks, leading the charge was senior captain Thomas McCarthy, who made great strides through the second day to shoot 75 (+4), ending up in a tie for fourth place.

Also up high on the leaderboard were junior Jeffrey Hatten and freshman Sam Bernstein, who came off strong performances at last weekend's Princeton Invitational to finish at +8 and +9 overall for the tournament, earning them a tie for ninth and a tie for 12th, respectively.

"I am very proud of how well the team competed this weekend," Sheehan said. "They were grinding to the very end and they clearly play with a resolve to support each other."

The Bulldogs will venture to Galloway National Golf Course in Galloway, N.J., for the Ivy Championship, an event at which they finished in second place last year.

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.