NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Coming off a fourth-place finish at the Ivy League Championship last April, the Yale men's golf team has announced its schedule for the 2017–18 season. The Bulldogs will compete in six regular season tournaments and the Ancient Eight's conference championship in hopes of qualifying for a regional bid in the 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship.
Yale opens the season with the Borsodi Student Championship, a warm-up event for the fall season in which Bulldog golfers square off against each other in a two-day competition at The Course at Yale. Junior James Nicholas won the event in 2016 with rounds of 65 and 75.
The Bulldogs will then play in four tournaments this fall, starting with the Doc Gimmler hosted by St. John's in Farmingdale, New York from Sept. 9–10. Despite a third-place finish in 2016, the Elis will be looking to win this event for the fourth time in the past five seasons.
Yale will face off against reigning Ivy League champion Mike Graboyes at the Cornell Invitational in Ithaca from Sept. 16–17 before hosting its first home event of the season, the Macdonald Cup, in New Haven two weeks later. Perennial rival Harvard won the invitational in both 2015 and 2016 on the Elis' home course.
The Bulldogs will continue their autumn slate with a trip to Georgia for the Autotrader.com Classic hosted by Georgia State at Berkeley Hills Country Club in Atlanta from Oct. 16–17. This year's field features 15 teams including Lipscomb, a participant in the 2017 NCAA Division I Men's National Championship. Additionally, the Elis will compete versus Richmond in a neutral, 36 hole event at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Maryland on Oct. 21.
Following the winter hiatus, Yale will be back in action at the 49th Annual Furman Intercollegiate from Mar. 23-25 in Greenville, S.C. before participating in the Princeton Invitational from Apr. 7-8, its penultimate regular season contest for the 2017–18 slate and one that featured seven of the eight teams in the Ivy League last season. A week later, the Bulldogs will host the Yale Spring Invitational, an event the Elis won last season by 20 strokes. Senior Will Bernstein, who will be captaining Yale in the 2017–18 campaign, took home the individual title at this competition last April with a 1-under 139 performance.
The Ivy League Championship comes to Newtown Square, PA for the first time ever in 2018 from Apr. 21-23 and will take place at Aronimink Golf Club. Yale's Jonathan Lai placed in a tie for fourth in last season's conference championship en route to being named a First-Team All-Ivy selection.
Yale's complete schedule can be found here.
Report filed by Joey Kamm '20, Yale Sports Publicity – firstname.lastname@example.org