September 14, 2004

Bulldogs Aim for Return to NCAAs

Yale's 2003-2004 season was highlighted by a selection to the NCAA East Regional, the eighth time in the last nine years the Bulldogs were selected. With all five of the golfers who participated in the regional returning, the Bulldogs figure to contend for the Ivy title and another NCAA berth.

Steve Gray, the 2004-2005 captain, heads a talented senior class. He and classmates Jason Shin and Andrew Vitt all participated in the NCAA East Regional last season. Gray had the Bulldogs' top score at three tournaments last spring. His 145 at the Yale Spring Opener placed him sixth overall, and he also was sixth at the Ivy Championship with a 232. Gray tied for 18th at the URI Spring Invitational with a 153. Shin's 151 was Yale's third-best score at the Yale Spring Opener, and Vitt's 148 tied him for 17th at the Macdonald Cup.

Junior Rick Reissman wrapped up 2003-2004 with an appearance in the NCAA Regional, shooting a 233. Classmate Gabe Borrud's season was highlighted by a tie for first at the Dartmouth Invitational with a 143. Dan Levy had Yale's top finish at two fall tournaments, the Adams Cup and the Macdonald Cup, and finished the year with a solid 77.4 stroke average.

Mark Matza heads a strong sophomore class. He had Yale's best score at the NCAA East Regional with a 231. Classmates Chris Holmes, Nate Hundt, Corey Lomas and Joe Potter all gained experience by playing in two tournaments last year.

The Elis welcome three promising freshmen: Andrew Denenberg (Highland Park, IL), Matthew Goodman (Portland, OR) and Richard Wynne (Houston, TX).

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