Willis Ties for Third
NEW HAVEN, Conn.—A strong final round at the Apr. 19 Yale Spring Invitational lifted the Yale men's golf team into second place. The result marks the Bulldogs' third second-place finish in a row and their second straight finish behind Harvard.
After the first round of play on the Yale Golf Course in New Haven, Conn., the Bulldogs sat in a tie for third place with Hartford at 300; they trailed Harvard and Dartmouth, who occupied first and second place, respectively.
But the Elis shot the low final round of the day—286—to pull back into second place, with 586 overall. The Crimson claimed the title with 573 over 36 holes.
Yale finished nine strokes clear of the rest of the 10-team field, which also included Brown, Central Connecticut, Fordham, Holy Cross, UMass-Lowell and Wagner.
Leading the way for the Bulldogs was sophomore Joe Willis, who shot a final round 69 to finish the tournament in a tie for third place at 143. He was four strokes behind tournament medalist Rohan Ramnath, from Harvard, who finished with 139.
This year's result matches the Bulldogs' performance at last year's iteration of the tournament. Then, Yale finished in second place, nine strokes behind tournament champion Villanova.
Yale will be back in action next weekend at the Apr. 25-27 Ivy League Championship, held this year at the Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield, N.J.
Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.