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Yale Tied for Seventh After First Day of Princeton Invitational

(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
(photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Princeton, N.J. – The Yale men's golf team tied with Columbia (592) for seventh place after the first day of play at the Princeton Invitational. The Bulldogs (592) currently trail sixth-place Rutgers (587) by five strokes while Minnesota (573) leads the field at 5-over as a team.  

Seton Hall's Lloyd Jefferson Go leads all players with his 8-under 134 and Aurian Capart of Harvard sits in second place, trailing Jefferson Go by three strokes at Springsdale Golf Club. For Yale, captain and senior Li Wang's 4-over 146 leads all Bulldogs and is tied for 17th overall. Sophomore Jake Leffew and junior Will Bernstein are both at 6-over and tied for 25th overall. 

Players competing in the event played two rounds on Saturday: one in the morning and another in the afternoon. The Golden Gophers led all teams after the first round by thirteen strokes but saw their advantage cut to just two by Princeton after the second set of eighteen holes. Yale posted identical scores of 296 in both rounds to finish at 24-over on the day. 

Report filed by Joey Kamm '20, Yale Sports Publicity – joseph.kamm@yale.edu