Fourth-Place Finish at Ivy League Matchplay

Complete Final Results

Looks Ahead to Spring Season

PRINCETON, N.J. — After advancing to a playoff for third place on Saturday, the Yale men's golf team fell to Brown 2-3 on Sunday to finish in fourth place at the Oct. 20-21 Ivy League Matchplay Tournament. 

It was another difficult day out on the course at TPC Jasna Polana here in Princeton, N.J., as the Elis sought to shake off a 2-3 loss to Dartmouth on Saturday afternoon. That loss pushed the Bulldogs into a matchup against Brown on Sunday, during which they lost in a 2-3 verdict.

The two Yale golfers who tasted victory on Sunday were freshman Joe Willis and junior Sam Bernstein.

At the top of the Ivy League Matchplay leaderboard were Princeton and Dartmouth: Princeton beat Dartmouth 3-1-1 in the final to claim victory.

Sunday's golf took place on the Gary Player-designed course, which tested all the Ivy League golfers as they competed in a format that has only been employed once before in Ancient Eight play.

With the close of the Ivy League Matchplay Tournament, the Elis will break from competition until the spring season starts with the Mar. 11-12 Tiger Invitational at the Lake Course, Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika, Ala.

This season has not been without substantial success: at the season-opening Sept. 17-18 Adams Cup, the Bulldogs charged to a second-place finish as Bernstein took home the individual medal. Then, the Elis clinched the Sept. 29-30 Macdonald Cup for the second straight year.

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