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Four Make All-Ivy Team, Bernstein Named Rookie of the Year

Sam Bernstein. (photo courtesy
Sam Bernstein. (photo courtesy

Contributions Rewarded By All-Ivy Selections 

GALLOWAY, N.J. – Four members of the Yale men's golf team have been named to the All-Ivy team as a result of their performance at the Apr. 22-24 Ivy League Championship, which took place at the Galloway National Golf Course in Galloway, N.J.

But that was not all the good news for the Bulldogs: freshman Sam Bernstein was voted the Ivy League's Rookie of the Year by the eight coaches. He added to a stellar first season with a ninth-place finish on Sunday, which came after a powerful final round of 72 (+1).

"In what was a very competitive class of freshmen, Sam stood out and consistently played the best golf of the year," said head coach Colin Sheehan '97. "Sunday's round was indicative of his extraordinary talent."

For his efforts, Bernstein also made the second-team All-Ivy, which is a designation awarded to those who place in the second six in the field.

Meanwhile, the first-team All-Ivy was not without a strong Yale presence – in fact, of the top six players chosen, three are from Yale. Leading the way was senior captain Thomas McCarthy, who has notched up fine rounds time and time again this season, and did not disappoint at the Ivy League Championships.

McCarthy fired the day's low round of 70 (-1) on Sunday to climb the leaderboard and finish in outright second place, with his overall score of 224 (+1) just a single stroke behind the eventual tournament winner.

"Sunday will be the defining round of Tom's Yale career," Sheehan said. "He played golf as well as at any point in his college career today, and it was incredible to see him turn his game around and shoot the low round of the day."

Joining McCarthy in the first-team All-Ivy are junior Jeffrey Hatten and sophomore Bradley Kushner, who both finished strongly to tie for fourth place overall. They both capitalized on strong season momentum to finish with an overall score of 227 (+14) over the three rounds of competition.

"I just want to say this – it was a team effort," Sheehan said.

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

Individual Top-12
1. Peter Williamson, Dartmouth (69-78-7--223)*
2. Tom McCarthy, Yale (75-79-70--224)*
3. Brendan Doyle, Columbia (74-75-77—226)*
t4. Jeff Hatten, Yale (76-78-73—227)*
t4. Brad Kushner, Yale (77-77-73—227)*
t4. Scott Williams, Penn (74-74-79—227)*
t7. Michael Amato, Brown (74-78-76—228)^
t7. Clark Granum, Columbia (80-76-72—228)^
9. Sam Bernstein, Yale (78-80-72—230)^
10. Colin St. Maxens, Penn (80-77-74—231)^
t11. Andrew Jankowski, Dartmouth (76-76-81--233)^
t11. Mark Pollak, Harvard (79-75-79--233)^

* - First Team All-Ivy
^ – Second Team All-Ivy