Jan. 13, 2004
New Haven, CT - The Course at Yale has been selected as the site of the 2004 NCAA Eastern Regional Men's Golf Tournament. The three-day event that includes the best male collegiate players and teams from the East will take place May 20-22. The 6,679-yard, par-70 layout, which hosted the 1991 and 1995 NCAA Eastern Regionals, is recognized as one of the finest examples of early American golf course design. It has also been rated among the best and most difficult in numerous golf publications over the last quarter century. "The entire Yale community is thrilled to host this prestigious NCAA golf event. We look forward to the opportunity to showcase some of the country's greatest players and teams here at Yale University," said Sr. Associate Athletics Director Wayne Dean, who will serve as the regional tournament director. David Duval, a former Georgia Tech star who competed in the 1991 regional at Yale, is a good example of the type of player who will challenge the famous course. Duval, despite a double-bogey on the ninth hole, shot a final-round 65, though he did not capture the Eastern Regional title. The regionals are also a great opportunity for the course membership and other golf fans to participate in a major national event. Volunteers are needed for many areas of the tournament operation. Anyone interested in assisting with the event should contact The Course at Yale at (203) 392-2376. "The staff at the Course at Yale is excited to be hosting such a prestigious college event. The East coast schools represent the strongest field in the country and we are looking forward to watching the best college golfers in the country tackle our legendary layout, said Peter Pulaski, Yale's Director of Golf Operations."