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Bulldogs in a Tie for 12th After Day Two

Jeffrey Hatten. (photo by
Jeffrey Hatten. (photo by

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- A tough day out on the links Friday left the Yale men's golf team with a share for 12th place at the NCAA Virginia Tech Regional. The Elis have one round left at the difficult Pete Dye-designed River Course in Blacksburg, Va., to make their mark in the competition, which they obtained an automatic berth in after taking out the Ivy League Championship last month.

Georgia Tech continues to lead the competition, with an overall team score of 582 (+6), while the Bulldogs sit on 618 (+42), moving up from 13th place at the end of Thursday's play after a number a strong individual performances.

Leading the way for the Yale team are senior captain Thomas McCarthy and junior Jeffrey Hatten, who was recently elected to captain the team next year. McCarthy shot 73 (+1) to finish at 148 (+4) and a tie for 17th; Hatten, meanwhile, fired a gutsy 75 (+3) to end the second day at 158 (+14) and a share for 65th place, a significant jump from yesterday's finish.

Tied for 60th place are freshman Sam Bernstein and sophomore Bradley Kushner, both of whom closed play at 156 (+12) and showed glimpses of their season long prowess throughout their rounds.

The final day's play will kick off at 7:30 a.m. 

Report filed by James Lu '14, Yale Sports Publicity.