FARMINGDALE, N.Y.-The Yale men's golf team (-9) is in third place after the first day of play at The Doc Gimmler tournament. Rhode Island and Seton Hall (-14) finished the day in a tie for first, while in-state rival UConn (-8) is one shot behind the Bulldogs.
The team had a very strong overall performance from its five scoring players. Senior and captain Li Wang led the way with two 69's in his first two rounds. His 138-shot total puts him in tenth place overall. The other four Bulldogs, freshman Eric Hall, sophomore James Nicholas, freshman Jordan Weitz and senior Jonathan Lai shot 139-140-140-141 respectively. All five Bulldogs finished in the top-25 for the day, and their consistency showcased the team's remarkable depth of talent. Sophomore Eoin Leonard, playing as an individual, also finished with a 1-over 141. No other team had all six participants finish in the top-25.
One more round of golf still remains to be played at The Doc Gimmler, giving the Bulldogs ample opportunity to catch Seton Hall and Rhode Island. Live scoring for the event can be found here.
Report filed by Noah Asimow '17, Yale Sports Publicity