Yale Finishes 4th At Ivy Championship

Yale Finishes 4th At Ivy Championship

April 22, 2007

Galloway, N.J. - The Yale men's golf team shot 308 on the final day of the Ivy League Championship to climb from seventh place to fourth at the Galloway National Golf Club in New Jersey. The University of Pennsylvania won the event with a three-round total of 904.

It was the fifth straight top-four finish for the Yale, and the Bulldogs still ended the season with an impressive 15-4 record against Ivy opponents this spring.

"It was great coming back after yesterday and finishing in fourth place," said Mark Matza, the team's captain. "The team showed a lot of heart and we really owe it to our younger players."

Brown and Columbia shot 914 and 921 and finished in second and third respectively. The Bulldogs were next with 927.

Colby Moore was Yale's best golfer at the tournament. The sophomore tied for seventh place after shooting Sunday's low round of 71. He finished with a total of 225 over the weekend.

Taylor Hakes finished only two strokes back of Moore and came in ninth place. Hakes shot 74 on Sunday.

Ben Wescoe (233, T17th), Mark Matza (242, T31st), and Andrew Denenberg (257, 40th) were the other three Yale golfers to compete.

The Bulldogs are waiting to hear whether they will receive an NCAA regional tournament bid, in which case they will be back in action after classes end on May 17.

Report filed by Alex Kleiner '08, Yale Sports Publicity