Elis Edge Higher in National Rankings

Sam Bernstein. (photo by DSPics.com)
Sam Bernstein. (photo by DSPics.com)

Yale Sits at No. 43 in Golfweek Rankings

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – When Golfweek released its latest men's collegiate rankings on Wednesday, the Yale men's golf team found itself sitting up in the 43rd spot, a rise in rank that reflects strong recent performances and a Ivy League Championship-winning season last year. 

Atop the Golfweek rankings are Stanford, Oregon and Arkansas. But for the Bulldogs, the No. 43 spot is further recognition of their budding strength as a team. 

Last year, the Elis notched up their strongest season in recent memory, clinching both the Ivy League Championship and Princeton Invitational. Individually, sophomore Sam Bernstein took home the Ivy League Rookie of the Year Award while three other players – junior Bradley Kushner, senior captain Jeffrey Hatten and former captain Thomas McCarthy '11 – made the first-team All-Ivy.

Those results earned the team a number of accolades over summer: head coach Colin Sheehan '97 took out the Northeast Region Coach of the Year Award, McCarthy was named an All-America scholar and the overall team earned President's Recognition Status. 

That momentum has carried into this season, which has already included a 3rd place-finish at last weekend's Adams Cup.

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