Captain Leads the Way for Bulldogs
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. — On a difficult second day's play at the Oct. 13-14 Big Five Invitational, senior captain Bradley Kushner's fourth-place finish was the highlight of the Yale men's golf team's seventh-place finish.
Firing +8 through the two rounds of the tournament, held this year at the Philmont Country Club in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., Kushner closed in outright fourth place. While the Bulldogs initially achieved the same spot on the overall leaderboard, with an overall score of 614 just five strokes behind tournament victor Hartford, the team slipped to seventh after a Yale player was disqualified for inadvertently signing his scorecard with an incorrect score.
It was a tough Sunday out on the course for the Bulldogs, who sat in a tie for first at the end of the first day's play on Saturday with Sacred Heart. Still, the Elis' performance put them ahead of all but one (Princeton) of the Ivy League teams in the field — Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Penn — and marked a substantial improvement from last year's 15th-place finish.
Not far behind Kushner was junior Sam Bernstein, who played strong, consistent rounds to finish at +14 in a tie for 17th.
Next up, the Elis will compete at the Oct. 20-21 Ivy League Matchplay Tournament, held this year at TPC Jasna Polana in Princeton, N.J. That tournament will wrap up Yale's fall season.
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.