Elis in Third After Day One

Russell Holmes. (photo by David Silverman, DSPics.com)

Well Positioned for Second Day's Play

PURCHASE, N.Y. – The Yale men's golf team sits in third place after the first day's play at the Apr. 21-22 Century Intercollegiate, seven strokes behind leaders Rhode Island at the Century Country Club in Purchase, N.Y.

Yale scored 303 while Rhode Island finished Saturday at 296. Wedged in second place is Dartmouth, with an overall score of 301.

Leading the way for the Bulldogs is senior captain Jeffrey Hatten, who scored +2 for the day to end in a tie for fourth place. Not far behind is junior Russell Holmes, who notched up a +4 day to finish in a tie for eighth place. 

After Saturday, the Elis are poised to challenge for the title Sunday, in a bid to repeat the success of last weekend, when Yale took home the Apr. 14-15 Princeton Invitational by a single stroke. 

At last year's Century Intercollegiate — also at the same venue — the Elis took home third place, behind Ivy League rivals Harvard, who won the competition. 

The field that the Bulldogs must beat out on Sunday include Brown, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Rhode Island and Temple. All players have 18 holes left to play. 

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