LAWRENCE, N.Y. – For the third time in its last three tries, the Yale men's golf team claimed victory in a tri-match against Harvard and Princeton. After defeating the Crimson and Tigers in 2010 and 2011, the Bulldogs defeated Harvard 9–2 and Princeton 7–3 to win the event 16–5 overall playing a pair of rounds at Rockaway Hunting Club in Long Island on Saturday.
Yale swept the four morning alternate shot matches which featured a trio of four-ball sixsomes and a fourth group which consisted of senior Matt Smith and sophomore Paul Stankey playing alternate shot team against Harvard's Brian Istzwan who played his own ball. In the afternoon, the Elis swept four of their six three-ball threesomes to win their fall season finale by 11 points.
"The three teams were treated to a enjoyable departure from our ordinary stroke play, large-field format," head coach Colin Sheehan '97 said. "There was a terrific camaraderie amongst the players and coaches. The Rockaway Hunting Club was an ideal venue for the occasion and they graciously welcomed the players."
Following their winter hiatus, the Bulldogs will resume the season at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular in Florida in March. Results from Saturday can be found below.
Morning Alternate Shot matches. Played as three-ball sixsomes.
Afternoon Singles. Played as three-ball threesomes.
Match 5: James Nicholas Won 4&2 Aurian Capart (H) Won 4&3 Jake Mayer (P)
Match 6: Eoin Leonard Won 4&2 Peter George (H) and Eoin Lost 3&1 Evan Quinn (P)
Match 7: Teddy Zinsner Lost 1 Down to Rij Patel (H) and All Square with Max Ting (P)
Match 8: Sean Yi Won 2&1 Ryan Rhee (H) and All Square with Sam Clayman (P)
Match 9: Darren Lin Won 5&3 Brian Isztwan (H) and Won 1 Up Max Holm (P)
Match 10: Matt Smith Won 3&2 Grant Fairbairn (H) and Won 7&6 over Caden McLaughlin (P)
Match 11: Paul Stankey Lost 4&3 to both Ollie Cordeiro (H) and Guy Waterhouse (P)
Report filed by Joey Kamm '20, Yale Sports Publicity – email@example.com