Yale Claims Third at Adams Cup

Sam Bernstein. (photo by DSPics.com)

Comeback in Second and Third Rounds Seals Result

NEWPORT, R.I. – The Yale men's golf team surged through the pack on the second day of play at the Adams Cup Tuesday, leaping up the leaderboard at the Newport National Golf Course to finish the tournament in third place. 

It was an outstanding effort from a team that sat in sixth place after the first day's play, with all members contributing vital second and third round performances. The final result represents a significant improvement over last year's result, when the Bulldogs closed play in ninth place. The only schools to place above Yale this year were UCF and the University of Georgia.

Leading the way for the Elis was sophomore Sam Bernstein, who fired a final round 67 (-4) to ascend the leaderboard and finish in a tie for fourth place overall. His stroke play on Tuesday recalled the outstanding performances that powered him through the last season and won him the Ivy League Rookie of the Year Award.

Joining Bernstein near the top of the leaderboard was junior Bradley Kushner, who notched up a 70 (-1) final round to end play in outright sixth place.
 
The efforts of freshman William Davenport, meanwhile, hold great promise for the remainder of the season; he went into the clubhouse on Tuesday with a consistent 73 (+2) final round that pushed him into a tie for 14th.
At the other end of the spectrum of experience, senior captain Jeffrey Hatten and junior Russell Holmes both finished play strongly, finishing in a tie for 41st place and a tie for 51st place, respectively.
The Elis will look to continue building momentum when they next take to the fairways for the Oct. 1-2 Macdonald Cup, an event they finished second at last year.
 
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.