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Yale in Sixth Place After Opening Day

Russell Holmes. (photo by David Silverman,
Russell Holmes. (photo by David Silverman,

Tough First Round, But Two Rounds Left

GALLOWAY, N.J. — After the first round of play at the Apr. 27-29 Ivy League Championships, the Yale men's golf team sits in a tie for sixth place, scoring +45 overall at the Galloway National Golf Course in Galloway, N.J. 

The Bulldogs are in a tie with Cornell after day one. Up the top of the leaderboard are Dartmouth, Columbia and Harvard, which sit in first, second and third place, respectively.

In the next two days of competition, the Elis will look to ascend the leaderboard as they seek to repeat last year's victory at the tournament. Then, the Yale team took home the trophy by a vast 20 strokes to earn an automatic bid into the 2011 NCAA National Championship field. 

After the first round, sophomore Sam Bernstein leads the Yale players, notching up 78, a score that puts him in a tie for seventh place. Close behind him is junior Russell Holmes, who scored 80 to end the day in a tie for 15th place. 

The Bulldogs are certainly not out of the hunt; they had momentum coming into the Ivy League Championship, on the heels of victories at the Princeton Invitaitonal and Macdonald Cup, as well as several other top-five finishes throughout the seasn. 

Players will tee off for the second round of play starting at 11 a.m.

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