March 25, 2007
Bethany Beach, D.E. - Mark Matza shot 142 (71-71) and finished in second place and only one shot behind Seton Hall's Kyle Morris, as the Yale men's golf team tied for fourth place at the George Washington Invitational on Sunday.
The Bulldogs finished with a combined score of 597 (294-303).
The two-day tournament, held at the par-72, 6,834-yard Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course on the Delaware Shore, was the Bulldogs' first event of the spring season. It turned out to be their best finish since the CCSU Invitational, their first tournament of the year, where Yale took second.
It was also Matza's best finish since arriving at Yale.
The rest of the Bulldog five also performed well over the weekend. Taylor Hakes shot 150 (74-76) and tied for 24th place. Colby Moore scored only one shot higher (151, 74-77) and finished tied for 28th.
The University of Pennsylvania won the tournament with 585, three shots better than runner-up Longwood University. Cornell was the only other Ivy team to compete in the event besides Yale and Penn. The Big Red finished tied for seventh with 611.
The Bulldogs return to action on March 31 at the Lacrosse Homes Collegiate Invitational in Westover, Maryland.
Report filed by Alex Kleiner '08, Yale Sports Publicity